Wera Tools USA has announced new tools for Fall and Winter 2022.
There is very limited information, but enough to determine whether or not you’ll be filling any holes in your tool kit.
I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the new tools. Which – if any – will make your work easier? (The Zyklop Pocket already landed on my shopping list!)
Wera Zylop Pocket Screwdriver (8009)
The new Wera 8009 Zyklop Pocket looks to be a be a cross between their Kraftform Kompakt bit-holding screwdriver and swivel-head Zyklop Speed ratchets.
Interestingly, the Wera Zyklop Pocket has a “combination drive,” with a 1/4″ hex bit holder built inside what I’m guessing is a 3/8″ square drive anvil.
So, it can turn sockets or screwdriver bits without needing any extra adapters.
The ratcheting head looks to have 3 locking positions, allowing users to convert it from inline to right angle positions, as well as in between.
It has a 5° swing arc, which suggests 72-tooth gearing.
There’s built-in screwdriver bit storage – I’m guessing there’s space for up to 12 bits.
Wera says the Zyklop Pocket will be “available in 4 sets.”
Wera Safe-Torque Wrench A1, A2
Next up, there are two new Safe-Torque A1 and A2 torque wrenches.
Wera says it will be “available in 3 sets.”
Wera 6004 Joker VDE Insulated Adjustable Wrenches
Wera added self-adjusting ratcheting adjustable wrenches to their Joker line back in 2020. Now, they’re adding 4 VDE insulated wrenches in XS, S, M, and L sizing.
Here’s the sizing as it related to the other non-insulated Joker adjustable wrenches:
- XS: 7-10mm | 9/32″-3/8″
- Small: 10-13mm | 7/16″ – 1/2″
- Medium: 13-16mm | 1/2″-5/8″
- Large: 16-19mm | 5/8″ – 3/4″
Wera Kraftform Kompakt 800 Impact Screwdriver
Wera will also be expanding their Kraftform Kompakt line with impact screwdrivers and appropriately impact-rated screwdriver bit inserts.
The manual driver can deliver 25 Nm (~221 in-lbs) of max torque.
Wera 416 RA, 411 RA T-Handle Tool Sets
There are new T-handle ratcheting tools – one with a Rapidaptor quick-locking 1/4″ hex screwdriver bit holder, and the other with a square anvil drive for sockets.
Both feature a 4.5° return arc (suggesting 80T gearing).
Wera Bicycle Set 15 Screwdriver Sets
There are new bike tools – new multi-size hex and Torx screwdriver combo tools.
It looks like there’s a new tire lever (judging by the 9504 model number). Their existing bike tire levers include 9502, with a 1/4″ hex hole for use with screwdriver bits, and 9503, which can also be used to remove Presta valve cores.
Wera hasn’t shared anything else so far, but it looks to me that the combo-tip screwdriver bits have spring-action tips to allow for multi-fastener fitting. This would mean that one tool can fit four fastener sizes.
Wera 9506 – 3, 4, 5, 6mm hex
Wera 9507 – 2.5, 5, 6mm hex, Torx T25
Wera Roller Tool Cabinet 9700
Lastly, there will also be the 9700 “Tool Rebel” 7-drawer roller storage cabinet.
At the time of this posting, I could not find any of the new Wera Tools at KC Tool or other dealers. Wera USA says they’re “available and in stock in North America already,” and so they should be available for purchase shortly.
There is just one exception – Wera says the insulated Joker adjustable wrenches are expected to launch in January 2023.
Pricing? Specs? Features? Other Questions?
Only limited details were announced at the time of this posting.
I will follow up as more information becomes available.