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Great New Tools: Crescent Diamond Tip Screwdrivers and Crescent Lufkin Self Centering Tape Measure

Posted on February 26, 2018

Crescent®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, announced the introduction of its new Diamond Tip Screwdrivers. Initially available in Phillips and slotted styles, these screwdrivers offer premium features that will impress professionals and do‑it‑yourselfers alike.

The most important feature of these new screwdrivers is their diamond tips. A diamond-infused powder coating gives the tips up to four times the grip of non-coated tips, greatly reducing slippage and cam-out. The handle design features thermoplastic rubber molded over a tri‑lobe shaped acetate core. The grip and comfort provided by the tri‑lobe design allows users to apply up to 20% more torque than with more traditional handle styles. The translucent acetate used on the handles is also specially formulated to provide superior impact and UV resistance.

Slotted styles feature square shanks and red acetate handle bases. Phillips styles have round shanks with blue handles. All styles have black oxide blades with laser-etched markings. Size markings on the ends of each handle allow easy identification when carried in a tool belt.

“Users are looking for screwdrivers that will allow them to apply greater torque and get jobs done faster,” said Kevin Burnet, Product Manager. “These new diamond-tipped screwdrivers do all of that.”

The new Crescent Diamond Tip Screwdrivers are available as a 4-piece set (Catalog No. CGS4PCSET) in-store and online from hardware retailers and home improvement centers and from online retailers.

Additionally, Crescent/Lufkin® announced the introduction of a redesigned version of its popular Self-Centering Tape Measure, which makes finding the midpoint of measurements quick and easy. Improvements include a new ergonomic case for added comfort and a quad-rivet end hook for extended blade life.

The Crescent/Lufkin Self-Centering Tape Measure is perfect for hanging pictures, finding the midpoints of walls, and many other measuring jobs around the house. It features unique blade markings, resulting in a tape that takes the math out of finding the midpoint of any measured distance. A black upper scale shows the actual measurement; a lower scale directly beneath it shows the midpoint in red. For example, if the upper scale reads 2-1/4", the lower scale will show 1-1/8".

“This Self-Centering Tape Measure has been improved based on extensive analysis of user needs,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick, Product Manager – Branded Trade Tools. “The new dual material co-molded case fits the hand and provides improved comfort and control, while the new quad‑rivet end hook will provide substantially longer blade life.”

The Crescent/Lufkin Self-Centering Tape Measure (Catalog No. L725SCTMPN) is available in store and online from hardware retailers and home improvement centers and from online retailers. For more information on this product, please visit this link.