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4 Tool Solutions for Challenging Workspaces

Work in tight, dark spaces with ease with this new list of gadgets.

1. ratcheting wrench insert bits

The Ratcheting Wrench Insert Bits from GearWrench fit into ratcheting wrenches, allowing the bits to be used like a ratchet with a bit socket – but with a much lower profile for improved access in tight spaces. Offered in eight-, 11-, and 41-piece sets that fit six- or 12-point wrenches, the bits exceed industry standards for durability. The 41-piece model 81602 retails for $144.53. 

2. work spotlight

Offering 100 lumens of spotlight, Ridgid GEN5X flashlight operates off of that company’s 18-volt battery, providing over 40 hours of run time. The model R8693B, which retails for $19.97, uses an LED bulb, has a comfortable hex-grip handle, and comes with a lifetime warranty and lifetime service agreement.

3. made for tight spaces

The 4½-inch Mini Torque and Groove Pliers from Crescent were created to work in tight spaces. The adjustable wrench operates with a rivet design and precision-machined joint interlock. Features include a rust-resistant black oxide finish and cushioned grips. The pliers retail for $11.75. 

4. illuminated bubble level

Empire’s UltraView box levels employ dual ultraviolet LED bulbs to illuminate the bubble vial, which provides outstanding visibility in low-light situations. The e95 levels (accurate to within .0005 inch) are built from high-strength aluminum and are equipped with shock-absorbing end caps. The magnetic 48-inch e95 UltraView retails for $74.97.

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