V A L U E
We have been at the same location since our
beginning in 1927. But even though the location
hasn’t changed, things are constantly evolving
inside our facility as we strive for perfection.
“Perfecting PeformanceTM” is our company mantra.
It’s never-ending, and we work diligently everyday
to make sure we are providing you with the best
tools in the business.
When you buy a Wright tool, you get exactly what you
pay for—the highest-quality tool that has real value
for the money. We recognize that value is more than
just the price you pay. It’s the whole package…from
delivery…to service…to the high-quality tool that
helps you get your job done safely.
We recognize that our customers are professionals, and pros can’t afford to waste time or money on
tools that fail. If an inexpensive tool fails, then it’s not really an inexpensive tool. Downtime, repair
costs and replacement costs all add up to the total cost.
Value is not the price of the tool. Value is the price of the job. At Wright, we price our tools to give you
more value for your money. When you consider a job’s total installation or dismantling costs, there are
many more factors involved than the price paid for a tool. Our tools are not inexpensive, but they are
cost-effective. And that’s invaluable.
Q U A L I T Y
There’s only one level of quality at Wright Tool. Every single one of our tools has the same premium, professional quality. And our customers know it.
The Wright® professional hand tool line is the industry’s premier line in terms of quality. And the Wright brand is recognized throughout the hand tool industry as the standard for professionals.
All of our tools are made from WrightAlloy® steel. They are hot-forged, so the metal’s inherent strength and quality characteristics are enhanced. The result is a tool that provides outstanding performance and long-lasting service. We’re better able to maintain our high standards because all of our operations are in-house, under one roof. To further ensure quality, all Wright products are carefully inspected and verified in accordance with international standards, as well as our own quality system that goes beyond ISO 9001/2000. As an industry leader, we’ve not only set the standards that others follow, we continually raise the bar to make the best even better.
IN N O V A T I O N
Wright Tool has always been at the forefront of the hand tool industry when it comes to new ideas. Our innovations are not just in the design and engineering of our tools, but in the forging, the finishing, the service and delivery.
Innovations such as the Wright DriveTM and WrightGripTM have resulted in more tool-to-fastener contact,better fastener torque load and longer tool life.
Our design/engineering team utilizes the latest CAD/CAM technology in designing innovative new products. That’s why Wright holds so many patents on innovative tools.
S A F E T Y
Safety has always been a reason to buy Wright. We take extra steps to build tools that are safer to use and designed to prevent tool failure. We engineer our tools for higher strength, better performance, longer-lasting durability and long-term reliability. Some might say that we “over-engineer” our tools. We take that as a compliment. Where others might make a tool thinner to fit a tight space, we’ve designed a way to make the tool fit without sacrificing strength or contact area. We are always looking out for the users of our products. We know that you need the safest possible tools in your arsenal. That’s why we don’t stop with “good enough.” We constantly strive to make our tools the safest in the industry.
Wright wrenches are ideal for applications
ranging from standard nuts and bolts to
aerospace fasteners. Our selection includes open-end,
box, combination, adjustable and striking wrenches.
Sockets, Ratchets and Attachments
All Wright sockets feature the patented Wright
Drive® for more torque and less fastener
damage. We offer double-pawl and flex-head ratchets,
as well as attachments ranging from extensions and
spinners to universals and flex handles.
Our impact sockets are built stronger and
tougher to withstand repeated loads from
impact guns. They also feature a black finish to
Designed for precision tightening in crucial
applications, Wright torque wrenches are
available in three styles: micro adjustable, dial and
electronic. Other torque products include torque
screwdrivers, torque multipliers and a torque tester.
More Bite From WRIGHT
The new design provides 50% more strength and longer service life than traditional openend
wrenches, with no increase in the tool’s outside dimensions. When compared with other
high-quality wrenches, the improvement in strength is as high as 80%.
The advanced opening profile places more metal in high-stress areas to stiffen the jaws,
increase tool strength and reduce permanent jaw spread for better reliability. In addition, the
carefully placed, precision-broached serrations keep the wrench seated on the fastener to
increase torque and reduce slippage.
WRIGHTGrip is a design evolution for open-end wrenches similar to what the Wright Drive™
was for sockets and box wrenches. The design utilizes advanced CAD/CAM technologies to
improve the wrench-to-fastener contact areas. As with the Wright Drive, this increased contact
improves torque load capabilities wherever WRIGHTGrip wrenches are used.
More Torque, Longer Li fe,
Higher Strength. WRIGHTGrip Is Now A Standard Feature
WRIGHTGrip is now offered on the open end of combination wrenches in sizes up to 1-1/4".
Like all Wright tools, Wright wrenches are manufactured in the U.S.A. with a quality
process that exceeds ISO 9001/2000. They are precision-manufactured from WRIGHTALLOY™
steel for added strength and durability. The new wrenches continue to feature Wright Tool’s
comfortable, reliable grip, as well as the brand’s outstanding professional appearance.
Yet Another Wright Innovation
The improvements to the Wright line of wrenches are the result of the manufacturer’s
relentless pursuit of quality, innovative design, and extensive research and development.
The higher torques required in many applications demand tools with higher strength and
performance. Wright Tool has long been known for incorporating such advanced technologies
to improve the company’s entire line of tools
The Wright Drive® 12-point design distributes contact stress more effectively than any
other wrench system available. It spreads stress evenly over a larger contact area and away
from the fastener corners. The result is up to ten times more tool-to-fastener contact area
than conventional wrenches. This design improves fastener torque load while decreasing
rounding and distortion of the fastener. To better understand the advantages of the 12-point
design, one must look at the designs that led to the introduction of the Wright Drive. Conventional designs put all of the load too close to the fastener corner. Extra
fasteners were used to share the load. This was fine when over-engineered products
required low-torque fasteners. But industry moved away from over-engineering. As the
demand for high-torque fasteners increased, so did the demand for a new generation of
high-torque tools. Today, every fastener should be fully tightened. Installation is more
demanding and removal is more difficult.
Approximate .005" length of flat contact at engagement under load with 5/8"
conventional design and SAE Grade 5 fastener.
Conventional. This Finite Element Analysis display
shows that ordinary sockets create extremely high
stress loads at the fastener corner and at the socket’s
inside corners. The illustration shows that this stress is
concentrated in a very small area.
Early First Generation designs concentrated on reducing the rounding of fastener
corners by moving the stress zone farther away from the corner. However, these
modifications– known as First Generation AS954 tools–result in a reduction of leverage.
While First Generation designs reduce the tendency to round fastener corners, the
relatively limited flat contact area still tends to mark, indent and distort fasteners and
fittings made of soft steel and brass.
Maximum .030" length of flat contact at engagement under load with 5/8" first
generation AS954 design and SAE Grade 5 fastener.
First Generation.While stress is relieved on the
fastener corner, there is no significant improvement in
relieving concentrated stress on the inside surfaces of
The Wright Drive was created and patented by the Wright Tool Company, taking full
advantage of advanced CAD/CAM technologies. It actually improves the torque load capabilities
of every fastener, whether it’s a soft stove bolt or a hardened aerospace fastener.
• Torque loads are moved away from fastener corners to prevent rounding.
• Stress is distributed over a much larger area of the fastener.
• Leverage is improved, eliminating fastener rounding and increasing tool strength.
• Tool-to-fastener contact area is ten times greater than with a conventional design,
and almost twice that of a First Generation AS954 tool.
Maximum .057" length of flat contact at engagement under load with 5/8" Wright Drive design
and SAE Grade 5 fastener.
Wright Drive.The Wright Drive distributes stress evenly
across the socket and fastener faces, away from the fastener
corners, and over a larger flat contact area than ordinary
sockets allow. There is a significant improvement in
distribution of stress at the socket’s inside surface.
6-pt. Wright Drive tools have greater strength & torque, plus better
6-PoinT WRiGhT DRivE
MoRE SuRFACE ConTACT
6-PoinT WRiGhT DRivE
The patented 6-point Wright Drive is, in effect, a careful blending of Wright’s
12-point design with the heavy-duty gripping characteristics of a traditional 6-point
wrench opening. It offers many of the same advantages of the 12-point design,
including greater strength, more torque and reduced rounding of the fastener corners.
Patent No. 5,284,073.
The main advantage of the 6-pt. design is its gripping power. The Wright Drive’s
minor circle diameter, which is a measure of the ability to grip an undersized
fastener, is exactly the same as a traditional 6-point opening. The smaller the
diameter, the better the grip on undersized fasteners and fasteners with badly