Today only, Amazon is holding a Wera Tools deal of the day where you can save up to 55% on 17 select tools and sets.
As you might know, I’m a big fan of Wera hand tools, and I purchased quite a few of my Wera tools from Amazon deals of the day just like this one.
A lot of these tools are at great pricing.
Deal ends at 3am ET 2/22/20, unless supplies sell out sooner (and for some tools, they might).
Let’s see – I can very highly recommend the Kraftform Kompakt 25 multi-bit screwdriver set (one of the best EDC screwdrivers with bit storage), Wera’s precision screwdriver set, their hex keys, their screwdriver bit and socket “Tool Check” sets, and their Kraftform Plus laser-tip screwdriver sets. Oh, and their Zyklop socket sets are awesome too.
The only Wera tools I don’t use all that much are the insulated screwdrivers I bought during a past Amazon deal of the day. I use them a little bit, but I have other insulated screwdrivers and didn’t *really* need to buy the Wera’s.
Other than that, I’d buy my Wera screwdrivers (large and precision), bit sets (they come with a mini bit ratchet and compact screwdriver handle), socket set, and hex keys all over again.
According to Amazon, I bought my 6pc Lasertip screwdriver set 10-1/2 years ago, in July 2009. I haven’t used the slotted screwdrivers very much, but the Phillips drivers see frequent use and are still going strong.
I actually don’t have a set of Wera hex keys, just a couple of loose sizes, and am struggling to find justification for another set. Maybe I’ll wait on those until another deal of the day comes around in July or so, for Prime Day.
If you’re new to Wera tools, consider the Kraftform Kompakt multi-bit screwdriver as your first taste of the brand’s quality. It has a locking bit holder that can extend and even be removed for cordless drill/driver use, and on-board bit storage. Or, the Tool-Check Plus is a nice little kit, with mini bit ratchet, screwdriver handle, and an assortment of screwdriver bits and sockets. I bought a mini bit set first, and later these versions which come with the added handle option and a couple of sockets.
I also have Wera ratcheting screwdrivers, but I don’t tend to use it as much, but that’s because I also picked up a PB Swiss ratcheting screwdriver that I like a bit better. However, the Wera’s lower price would make it more appealing for personal use.
Are you going to take advantage of this deal to pick up something from your wishlist?
I’m still eyeing the imperial hex key set, and am wondering if I need a second multi-bit driver or 6pc set.
Been needing a set of insulated drivers, and had one in my list so I pulled the trigger, thanks for the tip Stuart!
Is there a review the PB Swiss ratcheting screwdriver you mention preferring to the Wera? I could only find https://toolguyd.com/pb-swiss-twister-ratcheting-screwdriver-reader-interest-poll/ which asks whether a review would be worthwhile ;-).
Not yet – I have a bunch of hand tools that are waiting for photos and then formal write-ups. I tend to drag my feet on PB Swiss because I fear a lot of people are simply going to focus on and complain about the price.
It’s definitely highly recommended, but it’s best to wait until Black Friday or Black Friday-like discounts. The PB Swiss has been my go-to ratcheting screwdriver pretty much since I splurged on it.
Black Friday or Fathers Day are your coupon opportunities. I would recommend their ratcheting screwdriver as well. I’ve got a few, but the PB Swiss is my favorite. The ratcheting mechanism is very smooth, the on board bits are neatly organized in the handle and it’s made well, like most things Swiss.
I went to buy the “Wera 051024 Kraftform Kompakt 25 Pouch Set” but it’s no longer on sale! A few of the other tools are also no longer on sale…
Not crapping, just sharing my experience. I bought a bunch of Wera for the first time on a one-day Amazon deal like this. After using them, I learned that I *hate* the Wera handles. My hands get tired much faster than my next most-used screwdrivers (Stanley fatmax and Milwaukee multi-bit).
I see so many people rave about Wera that I figured it’s low risk. Nope. I’m either too old or muscle memory has refused to adjust. But I can’t stand them. Would never call them junk, but very high buyers’ remorse.
By all means, take advantage of the deal. But buy one or two initially to see if they work for you before splurging. If you can get past the handle, I think the rest of the tool is pretty decent.
You’re not alone. I got a set of their screwdrivers a long time ago and the handles never grew on me. Same for the zyklop ratchets. I had the same reaction as you, they aren’t junk, just not my cup of tea.
I do like some of their stuff though. I picked up another tool check kit this morning to keep in my office drawer for random things that come up. I have an automotive tool check kit in the car that includes triple squares used all over my car. It’s not a substitute for real tools, but it packs a lot of options in a compact package that fits into the little drawer under my seat. Nice to have in an emergency.
Wera and Amazon should be very happy with you Stuart. I also picked up the insulated screwdrivers and a couple other items. They will fit nicely in the toolbag that travels on the handyman trips to daughter’s or friend’s houses. Thanks.
Ah, just bought that screwdriver set for $40. Oh well haha
Wow, that Zyklop set is something else. It looks incredible.
Some deals already gone.
I also question whether or not these are actually deals or not. If I use Keepa or Camelcamelcamel I can truly determine what is a good deal or a low (weekly/monthly/yearly). Just because it’s a deal of the day doesn’t mean it’s say a “good deal”.
Agreed. Price trackers aren’t always accurate, but you can find historical pricing here in past ToolGuyd posts, or in public deals forums.
With Wera, I know how much I’ve paid for certain tools in the past, and how much certain tools typically go on sale for, and so that also gets worked into my comments about whether deals are good or not.
Take the Wera Kraftform Kompakt as an example. It’s currently $32.17 at Amazon, and ~$33-35 elsewhere. $26 is/was a good deal on this product. The same is true for the other Wera tools that were on sale.
Price Trackers are pretty accurate that’s why I linked both Keepa and Camelcamelcamel. If you want to track deal of the days or lightning deals use Keepa otherwise Camelcamelcamel. By far those are two of the best Amazon price trackers.
Taking that Wera Kratform Kompakt 25 the good deal status for that is $25.73 (3 month low however) and the lowest being $24.73 according to Keepa. Now using Camelcamelcamel that’s $20.74 for good deal and $19.75 for the best price. The difference is that Keepa has only been tracking it for 1959 days while Camelcamelcamel has been tracking it since May 02, 2010. I’d say that the Good deal status for those Wera is far from it (on that one day sale).
Price trackers don’t register short discounts, they don’t always have historical data for less popular products, and they don’t see in-cart or at-checkout coupons or discounts.
The thing about best-ever pricing is that they might never come around again. The prices in this current deal will likely return in July and again in the 2020 winter season, perhaps sooner. Best-ever pricing is harder to predict or plan for, and might never come around again.
But they do register short discounts such as deals of the day or lightning deals. I already covered that above. Coupons aren’t covered but that usually applies most of the time to 3rd party or fulfilled by Amazon anyway (not Amazon).
That’s why there’s different classifications and determination from which one can choose from. If you want lowest in 3 or 6 months then choose that, otherwise good deal, best price etc. Who says that they might never come around again? I’ve seen lots of times when the best prices and good deals come around and they’re an even better price than what they were before. In lots of cases actually.
I get that you don’t like or have something against price trackers and that’s fine but for those who utilize them effectively they save even more money. Deal of the day may be good but “good deal” or “best price” sounds even better. I’m not sure why you’re also against price trackers or saving even more money? You don’t have to track best-pricing you can simply do good deal or even better. But as I’ve shown above that good deal for the Wera Kraftform Kompakt was $20.74 which isn’t $25.75.
Calling something a deal of the day is a marketing tactic nothing more. Savy or smart buyers would consult multiple price trackers and make their determination based off that.
The Wera Kompakt 25 is currently $32 and change.
According to price trackers, its deal of the day price of $25.73 was the lowest price in the past 12 months, with two periods of $27-28 being the next-best prices. It’s over $32 for a great majority of the year. The tracker also shows that it’s been nearly 9 years since Amazon had a promo price better than ~$24-26. Given the rarity of ~$25 pricing, it’s a great deal every time it comes around.
If it’s something you only kind of maybe want but don’t care either way, sure – you can wait to see if the price ever drops below $25-26 again.
Speaking factually, in the past few years ~$28 has been a semi-regular discounted price point, and ~$25 a lot rarer.
Yes, of course deal of the days are marketing. In this case, the prices were much lower than usual, with the goal – or at least the effect – of driving impulse buys. If I didn’t already have one, I absolutely would have bought one at $25 and change, and the same with the Bit Check Plus sets.
I go by historical reference for deal analysis and commentary, but also personal opinions and experiences. And in my experience, a lot of these discounted prices were lower than typical sale pricing, making them better than usual deals. Best-ever pricing is a lot harder to come by, and I have seen a lot of tools that have lowest-ever pricing once and then never again.
I don’t blindly describe deals as “good” in the same way as the many mass media website “deal specialists” do, where everything is an amazing must-buy. Due diligence is good, as is pricing research and competitive research, but I offer my opinions with the intent that they’re at least considered to be a good starting point.
If that Wera set drops before $21 again, please let me know – I’d call that a crazy-good deal, and it’s low enough I’d likely impulse-buy a second for my own use, and maybe a couple more for reader giveaways, after immediately posting about it of course.