PRESS RELEASE: SK PROFESSIONAL TOOLS LAUNCHES NEW DOUBLE-TOOTH RATCHET SERIES

SK PROFESSIONAL TOOLS LAUNCHES NEW DOUBLE-TOOTH RATCHET SERIES
Offers Techs Ability to Double Tooth Count, Cut Arc Swing in Half with Their Current Ratchets


SYCAMORE, ILLINOIS (January, 2018) – Jim Davidson, General Manager of SK Professional Tools, announced today the launch of a new American-made Double-Tooth (DT) ratchet series, which will feature classic SK body designs with the new DT mechanism technology.


"At SK, our engineers are continuously working with auto techs to develop breakthrough products with practical applications," said Davidson. "The new Double-Tooth technology immediately upgrades a ratchet you’ve most likely had for years to vastly improve the tool’s performance in a matter of seconds."


The DT ratchets have been engineered to offer automotive technicians the option to add tooth count to a standard ratchet, which would instantly cut the original arc swing in half, while doubling the precision of the tool.


"When talking with techs, we discovered this ongoing frustration of not being able to completely gain access to areas with very limited space and movement, like getting to bolts in tight places for example," said Brent Solar, SK Design Engineer. "We kept that in mind when we went to the drawing board, and we came up with the idea to keep our classic ratchet body, but with a new interchangeable mechanism that improves the tools versatility while boosting overall performance."


The new 1/4" (120-teeth), 3/8" (80-teeth), and 1/2" (100-teeth) Double-Tooth Ratchets are available for purchase online or from authorized SK distributors. Techs have the option to purchase as a new ratchet or just the mechanism for an existing ratchet body.


Today, as part of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., SK’s distinctive, high-performance, polished SuperKrome tools are made in America by a global, family-owned company headquartered in Sycamore, Illinois with additional manufacturing facilities in Colorado Springs at Western Forge.


With more technicians now buying their tools and gear online, earlier this year SK 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 Wrenches and LP90™ Ratchets. 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 102-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 five generations of family ownership.