Fussing with proper socket sizes can be frustrating, especially after we realize it’s standard not metric or vise-versa.
The Gator-Grip aims to take out the guessing game and offers one socket that does the job of a whole set as well as replacing wrenches and vise grips that we use to unscrew eyelets and wing nuts.
The above photo was taken at the National Hardware Show and to the far right you can see the Gator Grip and it’s use of 54 spring-biased hardened alloy steel rods.
According to the manufacturer:
The Gator-Grip socket contains 54 spring-biased hardened alloy steel rods. When placed over a fastener the center rods retract while the outer rods surround the fastener. As the fastener is turned the torque is transmitted through the outer rods to the walls of the socket. The 3/4″ diameter Gator-Grip? delivers 150 ft. lbs. of torque and fits bolt heads up to 3/4″ (eyebolts up to 2″). The 1.25″ diameter King Gator can deliver more than 450 ft lbs. of torque.