I typically don’t post about Hazet’s Advent Calendars for two reasons. Quite frankly, their past holiday season tool sets have been expensive and boring.
Take Hazet’s 2020 Advent Calendar, for example, which can still be found on Amazon. That tool set comes with a ratcheting screwdriver, some bits, ordinary short hex keys, and a bottle opener. If I recall correctly, it was priced over $150 when it came out last year.
Hazet’s Advent Calendar for this year (2021) is quite a bit different.
Oh, it’s still pricey – Hazet tools usually carry a premium – but it’s also interesting and unique.
Here’s a quick look at what you get with the Hazet 2021 Advent Calendar. It comes with 26 pieces, centered around a compact bit ratchet.
Hazet Advent Calendar 2021 Tool Set Contents
- Ratcheting Bit Holding Screwdriver
- 2239-1 Bit Adapter for 1/4″ hex inserts
- 450B 1/4″ hex wrench insert: 8.0, 10, 13 mm
- 6 Point 1/4″ Drive Socket: 8.0, 10, 13 mm
- 1/4″ hex to 1/4″ square drive adapter
- 1/4″ Phillips Bit: #1, #2 x 25 mm
- 1/4″ Torx Bit: T10, T15, T20, T25, T30, T40 x 25 mm
- 1/4″ Pozidriv Bit: #1, #2 x 25 mm
- 1/4″ Hex Bit: 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 x 25 mm
- 1/4″ Slotted Bit: 0.4 x 1.5, 0.5 x 4.0, 1.2 x 6.5 x 25 mm
- SmartCase compact/foldable storage
As for the interesting part, check out the “hex wrench inserts.”
The bit ratchet comes with a compact reversible ratcheting mechanism, and it also features a 1/4″ hex socket at the end of the handle. It looks like you can use the ratchet in a standard “screwdriver” type of configuration, and the same hex socket can be used with the included wrench inserts.
The tool set comes with 8mm, 10mm, and 13mm wrench inserts. This looks like it could be useful for users who want a very compact kit that also comes with open ended wrenches. The set also comes with sockets in the same size, and so the wrench inserts seem like a convenient complement.
From the marketing language, Hazet says that these wrenches are their world’s first, and they’re also exclusive to the Advent Calendar.
The ratchet is said to be part of Hazet’s HiPer lineup and features a 90T mechanism for a 4° swing angle.
Everything is bundled inside a compact SmartCase.
While still pricey, at least this year’s Hazet tool set gives us something interesting to talk about.
If ordering via Amazon Germany, they also have last year’s calendar tool set at a deep discount, but it does NOT look like you can get combined shipping. Advent Calendar tool sets typically ship in large packaging, which means hefty international shipping fees.
Lastly, here’s a blue Santa unboxing the Hazet tool set: