Wera’s Zyklop ratchet is claimed to be “faster than a speeding bullet.” While this may not be entirely accurate, the Zyklop is as speedy a ratchet as we’ve ever seen. The Zyklop is based off of a traditional swivel ratchet design and incorporates several new user-friendly features.
First, a Zyklop ratchet head can be locked at 0°, 15°, and 90°. Second, the shaft of the tool features a freewheel sleeve which allows the tool to be spun faster and with greater stability when the head is set at 0°. Third, the dual component Kraftform handle is optimized for maximum comfort and torque.
The Zyklop greatly speeds up driving tasks – start a fastener in “screwdriver mode” and then rotate the tool to 90° for final tightening. Similarly, use the ratchet at 90° to loosen up tight fasteners and then switch to inline mode to spin them free.
Wera’s Zyklop ratchets are available separately and as part of larger complete socket and accessory sets. The Zyklop was released about a year ago, but has not been easy to find in the USA. You can buy Wera Zyklop ratchets and socket sets via Jamestown Distributors and Amazon.