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Malco Products, SBC, Announces New 7-8 Millimeter Size of C-RHEX Drivers

May 04, 2021

Malco Products, SBC, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality, American-made tools for professional use, announced the expansion of its best-selling line of C-RHEX® cleanable, reversible magnetic hex drivers to include 7- and 8-millimeter hex sizes. These new millimeter models will be available in three lengths: 2-inch, 4-inch, and 6-inch.

“The trade professionals who use our C-RHEX drivers on the job requested these new millimeter sizes for servicing goods sourced from overseas and in regions such as Europe and Canada where 7- and 8-millimeter screws are common,” said Nancy Gunnerson, marketing manager for Malco Products. “This expansion reflects our tradition of responding to end-user feedback by introducing versatile products to address emerging market needs for new specializations and more customization.”

In 2017, Malco first released its classic dual-sided 1/4-inch and 5/16-inch C-RHEX drivers, allowing users to quickly change between popular hex sizes and eliminate troublesome buildup of sheet metal shavings with the swipe of a glove or towel. Available in four lengths, C-RHEX drivers are quick to set up and change between sizes while the driver shank remains installed in the drill chuck.

Since the initial introduction, the C-RHEX line now includes the new 7- and 8-millimeter hex sizes, in addition to the existing 8- and 10-millimeter; 6- and 8-millimeter; 5/16- and 3/8-inch; and 1/4- and 5/16-inch drivers.

“The 7-millimeter hex size is specially designed with a slim profile for trade pros to gain easier access in tight spaces for increased productivity,” Gunnerson added. “This niche size, paired with the 8-millimeter hex, is a great option for service applications where 5/16-inch screws are commonly used.”

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About Malco Products, SBC

Malco Products, SBC, based in Annandale, Minnesota, with operations in DeWitt, Nebraska, is the nation’s leading manufacturer of high-quality, American-made specialty hand tools for the HVAC trade (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). Backed by more than 70 years of history, Malco also manufactures “tools of the trade” for professionals engaged in exterior remodeling (roofing, siding and gutter), fence and rail installation, and autobody repair and refinishing. These specialized tools are built to last, rigorously tested and backed by a lifetime warranty. Malco is proud to be employee-owned and a Specific Benefit Corporation in the state of Minnesota, a legal designation that indicates that a specific social benefit — employee ownership, keeping jobs local and strengthening communities — is the primary driver of Malco’s business decisions. Malco was named the 2018 Medium Manufacturer of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. For more information about Malco Products, SBC, visit