Utility supplies: The new 8D-QS Quad Square Lineman's Wrench from Lowell Corp. offers a number of features to make work easier and safer for high line workers. Weighing 1 3/8 lb. and 13 in. long, the Quad Square is easy to carry up a pole on a tool-belt and is well balanced for easy and safe prolonged use. Its 200 lb-ft of torque delivers very good turning power. Low profile steel sockets with 36 teeth yield a 10 degree handle throw, making the tool especially useful for working faster and safer in tight spots. The investment cast steel sockets offer excellent strength and accuracy, and a new ratchet engagement design provides smooth operation and quick reversing.
There are four square sizes in the two-sided socket: 1 1/8 in. for 3/4 in. hardware, 1 in. for 5/8 in. nuts, 13/16 in. opening for 1/2 in. hardware, and a 3/4 in. size to handle 1/2 in. lag bolts.
The 8D Quad Square has a 13-in. ergonomic handle with a full-length grip, which lets a worker grab the wrench at any point on the handle. High-Vis sockets and grips make it easy to find the tool on a worksite or in a toolbox. The wrench also features Lowell's Bolt-Thru design that lets workers engage nuts on long bolts or all-thread rod.
Although the 8D-QS is designed for years of trouble-free operation, Lowell recommends that the tool be cleaned and lubed after each use to ensure long life and optimal performance. There is a conditional one-year warranty.