SK PROFESSIONAL TOOLS ANNOUNCES NEW, INDUSTRY-LEADING 90-TOOTH LOW PROFILE RATCHET

Offers Techs Perfect Balance of Strength and Precision with Low 4° Arc Swing for Tight Spaces

SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS (July 12, 2017) – Jim Davidson, General Manger of SK Professional Tools, announced today the launch of a new 3/8" Drive LP90™ Ratchet. The breakthrough, 90-tooth ratcheting mechanism creates a low 4-degree arc swing for greater precision to engage fasteners quickly, in addition to a low-profile head, which allows for easy access in the tightest of spaces compared to classic ratcheting heads.

Under the leadership of Davidson, the engineering team was challenged to make a ratchet with a thinner head without sacrificing its strength or the ratchet’s life cycle. The team also focused on lowering the degree of the arc swing while allowing for minimal back drag for ease when speeding off loosened fasteners.

“When designing the LP90, we needed something different in an already crowded and traditional marketplace,” said Will Wright, SK Product Manager. “We discovered a unique way to design the industry’s lowest profile head with a fine-tooth ratchet that delivers the same power and durability technicians have come to trust from SK for over 90 years.”

The result, SK’s new LP90 ratchet, features a quick-change lever, allowing techs to effortlessly change the drive direction with one hand when working in tight areas, as well as an ergonomic, contoured handle that allows for multi-position grips with superior comfort and is tough on fasteners, not on techs’ hands.

Today, as part of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., SK’s distinctive, high-performance, polished chrome tools are made in America by a global, family-owned company headquartered in Sycamore, Illinois.

The new 3/8” Drive LP90™ Ratchet is available online for $92.69, with the 1/2" and 1/4" coming soon.

With most techs now buying their tools and gear online, SK recently launched its e-commerce site (www.SKTools.com) offering auto pros scroll and click access to its line of legendary automotive tools, including the SK X-Frame® Ratcheting Wrench and new 3/8” Drive LP90™ Ratchet. For more information and/or to shop SK Professional Tools please visit https://sktools.com/content/sktools/en_US/shop.html.

About SK Professional Tools

Today, as part of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., SK Professional Tools manufactures over 3,000 products, continuing our commitment to providing American-made innovation to the toughest tradesmen in the world. SK has been trusted by generations of mechanics for its broad line of high-quality, American-made tools that includes sockets, wrenches, ratchets, hammers and screwdrivers. Learn more by visiting https://sktools.com.

About IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is a global, diversified family business designing and manufacturing superior products and tools for professional tradesmen in the electrical, wire processing, data communications, aerospace, automotive and construction industries.  The 101-year old company was founded in 1916 on the premise of forging ideal relationships with customers, employees and communities.  The company has consistently grown and expanded under four generations of family ownership.