Construction Pros Benefit from Industrial Ingenuity as Crescent APEX Launches Non-Marring Covered Tool Line

Sparks, Md.—The “finishing touch” might come last, but it’s also the first thing people see. Doorknobs, cabinet handles, light switches, window frames and other features have to be free of damage to be considered finished, and the fact is that mistakes happen. One slip with a traditional bit can scratch or mar the finish, leading to more work and more expense.


On average, rework can account for up to 5% of a total job cost.

The Crescent APEX® u-GUARD series of non-marring covered tools gives protection and control for the most demanding jobsites. These patented tools allow the user to hold the drive tool directly while it spins freely inside the covers, increasing fastening control and significantly reducing contact from the rotating tool. It protects surrounding surfaces from scratching while the cover’s thin wall maintains accessibility in tight spaces.

“It’s rare to have a tool that’s truly unique in the market, but there’s nothing else out there like it right now,” said Michael Preus, Global Director of Marketing for Crescent APEX. “The u-GUARD product line takes what we’ve learned as an innovative leader in assembly and production tools through our APEX brand and applies it in a whole new way for the industrial construction market.” 

The patented technology behind u-GUARD non-marring covered tools has been proven for more than 10 years in automotive assembly plants where it is required by many of the major automotive brands such as GM, BMW, Mercedes, and Ford. This is the first time that this protection is available to the construction and automotive repair industries.  

The new u-GUARD series includes bits, bit holders and nutsetters as well as 30-piece and 38-piece sets in the rugged new Crescent APEX alphaCASE™ bit storage case. The 30-piece set is available nationwide exclusively at Lowe’s stores or can be purchased at lowes.com. For more information, visit www.crescenttool.com

About Crescent®
Crescent is a premier brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. The product line includes Crescent® adjustable wrenches, mechanics hand tools and sets, Crescent Wiss® snips, scissors, shears, knives and trade tools, Crescent Lufkin® measuring tapes, rules, and wheels, Crescent Nicholson® files and saws, Crescent H.K. Porter® heavy‑duty cutting products, Crescent JOBOX® on-site, flammable liquid and truck storage products and Crescent APEX® industrial fasteners. Visit www.crescenttool.com.

About Apex Tool Group
Apex Tool Group, LLC is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. For more information, visit www.apextoolgroup.com.

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