About Skil Secure Grip
Endorsed by Steve Watson, host of the HGTV show Don’t Sweat It, the Skil Secure Grip self-adjusting, self-gripping multi-functional wrench is claimed to be able to remove all kinds of bolts regardless of their condition, whether rounded, rusted, or damaged. And even if your bolts aren’t damaged, the Skil Secure Grip’s super slim and compact design is claimed to allow it to reach almost anywhere, while replacing several different tools in your toolbox.
If you enjoy trying out new tools and seeing how they can improve your workmanship, then you’re probably intrigued by the Skil Secure Grip. But do they really take the “guessing and stressing” out of choose the right size wrench, and do they deserve the self-proclaimed title of the most innovative hand tool on the market?
How the Skil Secure Grip Wrench Works
Using a patented self-tightening mechanism and 60 hardened, self-adjusting steel “teeth” that bite into the bolt as you turn, The Skil Secure Grip hand tool is claimed to provide powerful tightening and effortless loosening, regardless of the condition of the bolt. In fact, the Skil Secure Grip’s adjustable inserts work on normal and stripped bolts as well as all bolt head designs, including standard, metric, star, torx, and square.
On top of this, the Skil Secure Grip’s dual material, non-slip grip claims to provide comfortable, ergonomic handles for frequent use, while the heavy-duty laminated steel construction means that your Skil Secure Grip will stand up to abuse (see more about this in the final section).
Skil Secure Grip Pricing & Refund Policy
Each Skil Secure Grip 4-piece set is claimed to be the equivalent of 27 standard wrenches, and is priced at $19.99 plus $6.99 S&H. With your order, you’ll also receive a free bonus mini compact toolset.
All Skil Secure Grip sets comes with a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects as well as a 30-day money back guarantee, less S&H charges.
In order to process a warranty claim or to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 866-273-6853.
Note: Keep in mind that the Skil Secure Grip is also available at Home Depot, Amazon.com, and several other third-party retailers.
Can the Skil Secure Grip Really Replace 27 Standard Wrenches?
With all of this in mind, does the Skil Secure Grip hand tool really work as well as it claims, and will it be a solid addition to your toolbox? Maybe, but keep the following in mind:
First and foremost, although the Skil Secure Grip URL was originally registered in March 2014, there are very few online reviews available to gauge overall satisfaction. However, those that are available seem to be primarily positive, with the most common complaints referencing that the hand tools are short and won’t be able to exert very much torque, and that the “sheet metal” construction may not hold up to abuse for very long.
What About The Company Behind Secure Grip?
With this said, as a company, Skil has been in business since 1924 when it introduced the first portable circular saw, known as the Model E. Today, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, and appears to have a primarily positive online reputation for quality products that perform well and last a long time. As such, this is what you might expect from your Skil Secure Grip.
Just So You Know What Happens Next
The Final Take
While the Skil Secure Grip seems to have a primarily positive online reputation, the tool’s inexpensive construction means that they will probably be good for a road or emergency kit, but might not stand up against normal “abuse” for very long.
1 out 1 people found this review helpful
My fiancé ordered the Skil Secure Grip on January 2nd, and paid extra for faster shipping. They have yet to come! We can't get the transaction off of his pay card, because his paycheck is loaded onto a card, so he's out like $40.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend