Manufacturer, Service Provider
Gearench is now Legendary, Reliability Since 1927
Centrally located in Bosque County, Texas, the PETOL™ GEARENCH manufacturing facilities are about one mile south of Clifton, Texas on State Highway 6. PETOL GEARENCH was founded in Houston, Texas in 1927 as GEARENCH Manufacturing Company, by J.A. Peterson and C.E. “Pat” Olsen. The first patented product, the Gearench, was called The Greatest Utility Wrench on the Market. From this original tool, the company has grown and developed over 40 product lines for use in various areas of the oil field. Tools have also been developed for water well and trenchless technology drilling, mining, power generation utilities, and many other vital industries. In October of 1978, Chester Posey purchased PETOL GEARENCH, including facilities in Houston and Clifton, Texas. Since that time Gearench has grown from a school building (the old Clifton College) to an 87,000+ sq. ft. production facility.
Chain Tongs, Chain Wrenches, and Friction Tongs & Vises
Gears & Pinions