The company that created the new paradigm in the way mechanics hand tools connect together with revolutionary automatic-locking technology, LINK Tools, introduces a new 100% made in America BLACK KNIGHTTM tool line.
BLACK KNIGHT tools were developed in response to a request for very low profile locking tools made on behalf of the U.S. military. Because they are slimmer than the base of even the smallest socket, they successfully reach into tight spaces not accessible with other tools. Still, BLACK KNIGHT tools are exceptionally strong and are certified to Aerospace and ANSI strength standards.
The BLACK KNIGHT system also deploys a completely new, state-of-the-art locking technology. It’s revolutionary, patented, spring-loaded locking plunger creates a wedge effect when a pull force is exerted on the socket or tool attachment, thereby providing many times the holding force of the standard spring-loaded ball detent of old-style tools. BLACK KNIGHT’s hold on the attachment actually increases when a pull force is exerted rather than the hold being easily overcome as occurs with old-style tools.
LINK tools have already been the subject of two extended independent on-the-job user tests by Army Aviation and TÜV Rheinland. In both studies LINK tools were found to be much safer and much faster than conventional tools. Moreover, because all LINK tools connect together to eliminate the fear of unintended tool disconnects, users of LINK tools were found to work in less stressful postures, thereby extending the beneficial work life and productivity of the skilled worker, to the economic advantage of all.
LINK tools have received widespread acclaim in numerous industries, including marine, recreation, aviation and aerospace, fleet maintenance of all vehicles on land, air and sea, and maintenance of plants and all fixed, costly, delicate and complex machinery.
Over 20% of the world’s nuclear facilities now use LINK tools (over 80% in North America), and LINK tools were used in refitting the ‘mirv-ed’ nuclear missiles and warheads on our nuclear submarine fleet at the U.S. Navy’s Undersea Warfare Center. LINK tools are also in use division-wide by major U.S. defense contractors, including Lockheed, Northrop and Boeing.
LINK’s BLACK KNIGHT tools are available in different drive sizes and are chrome-plated with knurled, titanium-coated quick-release collars at every connection. They are, of course, covered under LINK’s respected, “no-nonsense” guarantee.