SPARKS, MD--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2015) - GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand known for tools that deliver speed, strength, and access to automotive technicians, today introduced its new Colored-Handle Screwdrivers. Available in orange or green as individual items or eight-piece sets, the new screwdrivers bring added depth to the GearWrench line.

"The colored handles really make these screwdrivers stand out from others, so it's easier for techs to identify their tools at the end of the day," said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. "We know our customers rely on GearWrench tools to get the job done efficiently and these new easy-to-identify handle colors will add to that."

In addition to their distinctive handles, these new screwdrivers have all the features found on other GearWrench screwdrivers, including a lifetime warranty. The Tri-Lobe ergonomic handle provides optimal strength and comfort. The dual material grip is oil and solvent resistant, enhancing durability over time. For fast turning in lower torque applications, a narrow "speed zone" section of the handle lets users spin the screwdriver more quickly. Each screwdriver also features a black oxide non-slip tip for precision turning.

The two new Colored-Handle Screwdriver sets each contain four Phillips and four Slotted screwdrivers and come packaged in a vacuum-formed tray with a clear plastic cover:

  • Part # 82682: Orange Eight-piece Phillips/Slotted Screwdriver Set
  • Part # 82683: Green Eight-piece Phillips/Slotted Screwdriver Set

All components of both sets are also available individually:

  • Part # 82684: Orange Slotted 3/16"x3" with Cabinet tip
  • Part # 82687: Orange Slotted 1/4"x1-1/2"
  • Part # 82685: Orange Slotted 1/4"x4" with Hex Bolster
  • Part # 82686: Orange Slotted 5/16"x6" with Hex Bolster
  • Part # 82688: Orange Phillips #1 x 3"
  • Part # 82691: Orange Phillips #2 x 1-1/2"
  • Part # 82689: Orange Phillips #2 x 4" with Hex Bolster
  • Part # 82690: Orange Phillips #3 x 6" with Hex Bolster

  • Part # 82692: Green Slotted 3/16"x3" with Cabinet tip
  • Part # 82695: Green Slotted 1/4"x1-1/2"
  • Part # 82693: Green Slotted 1/4"x4" with Hex Bolster
  • Part # 82694: Green Slotted 5/16"x6" with Hex Bolster
  • Part # 82696: Green Phillips #1 x 3"
  • Part # 82699: Green Phillips #2 x 1-1/2"
  • Part # 82697: Green Phillips #2 x 4" with Hex Bolster
  • Part # 82698: Green Phillips #3 x 6" with Hex Bolster

The two sets and all individual items are now available from mobile distributors and automotive parts retailers nationwide. For more information, please visit

About GearWrench:

GearWrench is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Since the launch of the original patented five-degree ratcheting wrench, the GearWrench brand has continuously led the industry with breakthroughs in pass-thru ratchets, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. Millions of GearWrench products have been "Professionally Tested" throughout the world. Additional information about GearWrench is available online at

About Apex Tool Group:

Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at

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