About a week ago, Sean wrote in, with a tip that Amazon DE started carrying the Wera Tools 2018 advent calendar. Unfortunately, this year it’s not eligible to be shipped to the USA. I checked, and saw the same.
I contacted our friends at KC Tool, and here’s the good news – they just received their inventory, and you can buy the calendar from them.
What’s so special about the Wera advent calendar? Well, for those that don’t own any Wera tools, it’s a good assortment to get familiar with. And if you’re already a fan of Wera tools, it’s a good assortment of tools you might not have, or can use for a portable set.
The advent calendars are reasonably priced, in my experience from the last time I tried to price the components out separately.
This year’s tool set comes with a portable pouch, a locking bit holder, a selection of long screwdriver bits, a VDE insulated screwdriver handle, a selection of insulated screwdriver blades, and several hex keys.
It also comes with a bottle opener, which for this year features a glow in the dark handle!
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We have had a friendly relationship with KC Tool for a few years now. We currently do not have an affiliate program with them. I have ordered from them before (3 orders totaling ~$561), and have had excellent experiences thus far. They advertised with us in 2015, and occasionally send test and review samples (at my request).
They sent me a Wera 2017 advent calendar last year, and I’ve actually been using it a lot more than I anticipated. This year’s set is different enough that there’s not much overlap. I recently purchased a set of Wera insulated screwdrivers, but it’s not very portable. This set looks like it will complement my needs and usage nicely.
Last year, KC Tool sold out of their Wera advent calendars in October. Since they just started selling them, there’s no rush to order one. But, they will likely sell out as they did last year, it’s just a question of when that will be.
I would advise anyone interested in this set to gauge whether or not it’d be useful to them, and to keep in mind that supplies are limited.
Following are some pricing comparisons, in case you find it helpful.
This set is a little more specialized in nature than past years’ selections. If you don’t see yourself ever using the insulated screwdrivers, I can think of better ways to spend ~$61.
But if you can use the VDE screwdriver components, the handle typically retails for $21, and individual blades $3-6 each. A set that comes with a case, handle, and 6 blades is priced at $41.19 (before ToolGuyd coupon). (The 2018 advent calendar comes with 8 insulated blades.)
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That all said, do you have any questions?
Thank you to Sean for the heads-up, allowing me to post about the advent calendar a lot earlier than last year.