Wera has come out with two new Zyklop Metal ratchet that features slim head and handle designs that make the ratchets well suited for tight quarters.
Unlike the original Wera Zyklop ratchets, which all feature swivel-head mechanisms, the Zyklop Metal ratchets do not. Instead, the Zyklop Metal ratchets have a teardrop-shaped head.
Note: Wera’s swivel-head Zyklop ratchets will soon be rebranded as Zyklop Speed ratchets.
The two Zyklop ratchets will differ slightly from each other – one is a traditional reversible ratchet, the other has a push-through anvil that is of a similar style as the heavy duty Wera Koloss ratchet.
Wera Zyklop Metal with Reversible Switch: The traditionally-styled ratchet has a 72-tooth gearing mechanism, which offers a 5° minimal return angle, and a push-button socket quick release lock.
Wera Zyklop Metal with Reversible Anvil: The reversible anvil Zyklop Metal ratchet has a push-through square drive anvil, and is also equipped with a quick release socket ball lock. “Dual-ratchet-teeth” 38-tooth gearing results in 76-division gearing and a 4.7° minimal swing.
Both ratchets’ compact heads, fine-tooth ratcheting mechanisms, and slender handles should make them well suited for use in tight quarters.
Both styles will be available in 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ drive sizes.
The new socket assortments will be packaged in what Wera describes as lightweight and compact textile boxes.
Right now there’s no pricing or availability information.
If you ask me, the reversible-switch Zyklop Metal ratchet looks mighty appealing. Hopefully it will be reasonably priced.
I have had great experiences with my Wera Zyklop ratchets, but there are times when they’re too small for higher-leverage applications. The Zyklop Metal ratchets will definitely fill a hole in Wera’s ratchet lineup.