The new Wera Tools 2022 Advent Calendar, 136605, is finally available for purchase.
Wera Advent calendars are limited-edition tool sets that include a unique assortment of tools. The selection changes from year to year, and the tools often include a new, exclusive, or rare color scheme.
These tool kits are often quite varied, and can provide a good introduction to Wera’s broad lineup of hand tools.
They also, of course, appeal for collectors. This year’s set has a dark red and greyish green color scheme, as well as a white evergreen tree graphic that’s printed on the bit case and bottle opener.
The 2022 Wera Advent calendar tool kit comes with:
- Kraftform bit-holding screwdriver with built-in storage and 6 screwdriver bits
- 4x Joker double open-end wrenches with holder (metric 6 to 13mm)
- Bit-check with Rapidaptor bit holder and 10 screwdriver bits
- Bottle opener
All of the included screwdriver bits are described as being made from stainless steel.
Here are the included bit sizes:
- Phillips #1, #2
- Pozidriv #1, #2 (2)
- Torx T10, T15, T20, T25
- Hex-Plus 3, 4, 5, 6mm
- Slotted 5.5, 6.5 mm
And the 4 wrench sizes:
- 6.0 x 7.0 (112mm length)
- 8.0 x 9.0 (122mm length)
- 10 x 11 (137mm length)
- 12 x 13 (166mmmm length)
I have been satisfied with my Wera Advent calendar tool set purchases before, but I don’t buy every one. Some of them come with great general purpose tools that I can distribute to different kits and tool boxes.
Personally, I’m likely going to pass on this year’s set, only because I have plenty of Wera Kraftform screwdrivers already, and bit checks, although with standard steel and not stainless steel bits. I also have plenty of Wera bottle openers (and love them a lot), and probably wouldn’t put double-ended metric wrenches to much use.
You have some time to determine whether this year’s set will suit your needs and tastes, but don’t draw out the internal debate too long. Usually, once they sell out, they’re sold out forever.
Wera’s Advent calendars also make great gifts, especially for recipients unaware or less familiar with the brand.
At the time of this posting, KC Tool has the lowest price among USA dealers, at $76.11 (with coupon), and they include free ground shipping.
What About Ordering One from Europe?
You can also order the 2022 Advent calendar from international Amazon storefronts, although with hefty shipping fees that negate any savings.
I tend to add a bunch of things to international Amazon orders to help distribute shipping fees across multiple products. Wera Advent calendars are large boxy packages, and are likely to be required to ship individually, which will drive up costs.
In other words, you can try to see if you can buy it for less from overseas vendors, but it’s probably going to cost you less to snag it from KC Tool or another domestic vendor.
The 2022 Color Scheme
Prompted by Robert’s and W00dy’s comments, I sampled the color of the BitCheck to get a better sense of the color scheme.
It appears to be dark red with a greyish green or dark earthy-green type of color. The color sampling changes a bit, depending on where it’s taken in Wera’s images.