Skil Secure Grip is a hand tool the makers claim will loosen bolts and nuts of almost any size, even if they are stripped. They say this is due to the patented adjustable inserts with 60 hardened steel teeth that “bite” into the bolt. They promise Skil Secure Grip replaces several tools and you’ll always have the right size on hand when you need it most.
Skil Secure Grip is actually manufactured and marketed by Iron Bridge Tools based in Florida; the Skil name is licensed from Bosch. There is no BBB info about Iron Bridge, but they recently settled a claim in California that their tools contained hazardous chemicals and promised to reform their practices.
The Skil Secure Grip Pitch
Skil Secure Grip is pitched by actor/handyman Steve Watson and aimed primarily at men who perhaps have a lot of bolts they’d like to unscrew. He touts how much easier it is to use than pliers, ratchets, or ordinary socket wrenches which he says won’t grip right. To prove it, he grinds the edges off of 4 different size bolts and the Skil Secure Grip appears to easily loosen them all.
How Skil Secure Grip Works
Skil Secure Grip is a set of 4 wrenches that they claim will do the work of 27. Each wrench has a no-slip grip and patented self-tightening mechanism they state works on 6 pt, 12 pt, Square, Spline, Torx, and rounded bolt heads. (The specs are listed here.)
To use Skil Secure Grip, choose the appropriate-sized wrench and place over the nut or bolt. They say the 60 steel teeth will grip the edges no matter how worn and the wrench will automatically adjust to fit. Then twist it and they promise Skil Secure Grip will tighten or loosen it with ease.
Skil Secure Grip Costs:
$26.98 ($19.99 plus $6.99 S&H) that includes the 4 Skil Secure Grips and a 40-piece Mini Stubby Set for tiny bolts. They offer a 30-day return (minus S&H) and a 90-day limited warranty on manufacturer defects.
Bottom Line: Is Skill Secure Grip a Scam?
Skil Secure Grip appears to also be available as an in-store purchase at Home Depot. We suggest if you are interested in this tool to go there any try it out for yourself before buying.
What do you think? Did you purchase Skil Secure Grip and they worked as promised or did it strip your bolts? Let us know below!