Universal Socket from Gator Grip

gator grip ratchet Universal Socket from Gator Grip
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.

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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