SK Hand Tool, LLC

SK Hand Tool, LLC

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SK was founded as the Sherman-Klove Company, specializing in screw-machine products, by Mason H. Sherman and Roger Klove. The company was founded in the early 1900s to supply munitions in WWI, and made mortar housings in a screw machine plant on Harrison Street in Chicago.

During the 1920s SK operated primarily as a contract company, making tools for other companies including Craftsman. Business thrived, they made specialty screw machine products that did well until the depression. William S. Sherman (W.S.), Mason's son, came to SK after graduating college in 1927 and was eventually a major owner of the company. One of the products the company made was socket wrenches for Hinsdale Socket and Wrench Company. The Hinsdale Company went out of business during the great depression leaving Sherman-Klove with a large inventory of this product, they then redesigned the product and changed the company name to S-K Tools.

Theodore Rueb, an engineer for the Sherman-Klove Company, went on to develop a new mechanism for a very successful line of ratchets, scaled from 1/4-drive up to 3/4-drive. The "round-head" ratchet has remained one of the most popular ratchet styles in the seven decades since S-K's first development, and many modern ratchets are little changed from the earliest design. SK invented and received a patent for the round head ratchet wrench, which remains a mainstay of their, and every major competitor's product line today.

SK is a subsidiary of IDEAL Industries, Inc.

  • 1600 S. Prairie Dr
  • Sycamore, IL 60178
  • USA
  • Phone:
  • Toll Free: 800-822-5575
  • Fax: 800-752-2434
  • Website: http://www.skhandtool.com

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SK 6640 Body Clip & Rivet Removal Tools Set

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The SK Hand Tool 6640 Body Clip & Rivet Removal Tools Set is designed specifically to pull multiple body clip styles and reach tight areas. This set features an 11 position, 165-degree range of motion and adjusts to tough angles. The tapered tips allow entry under flush-mounted clips and a low-profile, extended neck reaches tight areas, and the t

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SK 73516 Quick Change 6-in-1 Screwdriver

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The SK Quick Change 6-in-1 Screwdriver provides the reliability, convenience and speed needed to complete the job.  Six popular bit styles can each be solidly locked in to the collet, avoiding lost bits during use.  The screwdriver handle holds the remaining five bits, providing easy access.  The easy spring cap allows easy turning without additional strain to the hand or wrist.

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SK Hand Wipes

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SK Hand Wipes clean the toughest automotive grease, grime and dirt on hands and tools, says the company. Use the dual textured wipe to tackle both heavy and light soils. The Polypropylene material also helps the wipe naturally absorbs oils.  The high-performance formula cleans the toughest grease, grime and oils. The large wipe size (9" x 12") cleans large amounts of soils in one use with no greasy residue and no VOCs.

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SK 85112 Two-In-One Pocket Screwdrvier

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The 2-in-1 SureGrip Pocket Screwdriver from SK Hand Tool offers a convenient tool for smaller, tighter applications.  The P1 x 3/16" bits are easily interchangeable for the required application.  The specially designed insert tightly holds the bit to avoid loosing the bit during use.

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Indexing Pry Bars 3 Piece Set, No. 6096

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The SK Hand Tool Indexing Pry Bars, No. 6096, are designed to provide convenience when prying or moving hard-to-reach items in automotive or industrial applications.  Multiple sizes with adjustable indexing head positions can be used in carious applications and increase productivity.

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SK 38516 - 16" Spud Wrench

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The SK Hand Tool SK38516 16" Spud Wrench is designed for use in the iron, building and energy jobsites to help quickly align holes and fasteners. This wrench features a 12" alignment spud and a 1-1/2" jaw capacity and is spring-loaded knurl for smooth operation. A knurl lead-in provides better access while adjusting and a black oxide finish provides corrosion resistance.

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Black Oxide Combination Wrenches

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These SK Hand Tool Black Oxide Combination Wrenches are designed for applications where a traditional combination wrench would be used, but due to the needs of the specific environment, require a black oxide finish. This finish will not flake, and can be used in environments where non-plated tools are required. Combnation wrenches with 12 point box end, these tools are available in both fractional/SAE and metric sizes. They meet or ecxeed ASME standards by 150 percent, according to the company. 

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1/4" Drive Impact Sockets

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The SK Hand Tool 1/4" Drive Impact Sockets are laser-etched, high visibility for easy readability. Standard, deep and swivel options are available for various applications. These tools are available in 6-point metric sizes for standard and deep lengths, and 6- or 12-point metric and fractional sizes for swivel sockets. Available spearately or in sets, these tools feature a SureGrip Drive design to increase strength and avoid rounding of rusted or damaged fasteners. These tools are coated with a rust-preventative compound for extreme corrosion resistance.

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3/8" Drive Semi-Deep Inmpact Sockets

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The SK Hand Tool 3/8" Drive Semi-Deep Inmpact Sockets are designed to provide additional length to help with hard-to-reach areas.  The nose down design provides even more convenience for hard-to-reach areas.  The SureGrip Drive design drives the side of the fastener, not the corner, to provide increased strength and help avoid rounding of rusted or damaged fasteners. These tools are laser etched, high visibility markings for easy identification. The 1-2/3" long, semi-deep impact sockets provide added reach over standard impact sockets. Available separately or in sets, the 6 point design is also available in both fractional/SAE and metric sizes.

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SK 16318 8" Long Nose Curved Pliers

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The SK Hand Tool SK 16318 8" Long Nose Curved Pliers is designed for applications where a traditional long nose pliers would be used, but space limitations require a narrower, bent nose tool that is able to fit in to the space with a wider range of capacity while maintaining a positive grip in the object. This tool features three distinct working surfaces for stronger gripping. The jaw geometery in open position allows users to grip small objects in a positive gripping motion. A smooth cushion grip is oven-cured for positive hold and easy clean-up. Patented design.

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