I stopped by Advance Auto the other day and noticed a rather prominent and huge Gearwrench tool display. Screwdrivers, sockets, pliers, ratchets and adapters, sets, oh my! I believe I also saw a “Danaher Tools” banner in a corner of the store window as I walked in, so perhaps additional Danaher tool lines will soon be carried by Advance.
Well, this is exciting. It now looks like Advance Auto Parts is the best brick and mortar retail store to find Gearwrench tools. Sears also carries the Gearwrench product line, but their in-store offerings are limited to the most popular consumer-line wrench sets and a handful of specialty items.
At least one person is definitely going to be very happy about this. He’s been wishing for brick and mortar shops to carry individual Gearwrench sockets and screwdrivers for the times when he needs a particular size and the local industrial suppliers are closed. Well, it looks like his wish just came true!
Also worth mentioning is that the prices seemed reasonable, although I’ll probably still order the bulk of my Gearwrench tools online.