I still like the old black ones with the octagon shape, It just feels like I can turn it with so much more force. The octagonal shaft where you put your fingers to turn it is ALL the difference !
the classic is classic junk nowadays. The orange button breaks of quick...tips are soft too. Moving over to WERA.
Really outstanding but I can't buy it for too price
The one thing that worries me a bit about the pico is that rubber tends to deteriorate as it ages.
ESD version with PicoFinish is now available: https://www.wiha.com/int/en/tools/screwdrivers/wiha-precision-esd/sets/1159/fine-screwdriver-set-picofinish-esd
I would love to please see the new pico handle with interchange bits I’m curious if the part where the bit goes in would strip out
I really like the Precision Wihas, I've had a Flathead and Phillips one of them for probably 15+ years now (the flathead is so old it was made in West Germany before I was even born), and they've always been my favorite screwdrivers. I can't seem to find any new ones with the magnetic tips, however, which is a real shame. Unless that's a non-advertised feature in every Wiha product. I'd love to get some more, but the magnetic tip is part of why they're so great.
Digaaa dein English is soooogut. Great job
Solid review... I own both, great product.
Some trades teach to press down the tool using a thumb, and rotate it by the other hand. Hence variants with free-wheeling ends are on the market.
Hmm, I have the picofinish ones, a slotted+ph and a torx set, but the red endcaps are a lot smaller, similar sized to the non picofinish screwdrivers. I wonder what's up with that (I'm in Europe)
The classic Wiha has knurls on the end that you can use with a pair of pliers for more torque - the new ones don't seem to have that. Yeah, I know, right tool for the job.... Also, soft finishes often pickup metal shavings and are impossible to remove. The Felos in the background have that and I have metal shavings in some of them.
I like the Felo precision as well, similar to the Wiha classic...what I like about them is the shaft flexes before the Wihas do, keeps you from overtorquing the little screws because it's easy to strip them. I like mixing brands or styles so you can easily see phillips, slotted, hex, nut driver, etc buy handle. I like Wera's precision nut drivers for the length. Then go ESD Wiha or Felo for phillips, Wiha pico or classic for slotted. Etc. BTW, my canvas cases like that from Wiha and even a "knockoff" from eBay have lasted a long time. I've used a label maker to pring size markings and stick them to the caps so I can see them from the top.
While the insulated precision screwdrivers are only available with the pico finish, ESD-safe precision screwdrivers are only available in the classic finish. Interesting that they would deviate like that.
Good that they're made in Germany. So much of Wiha's stuff is made in Vietnam now.
I have both styles and like the pic finish for comfort.
Does the soft finish give better grip if your hands are wet?
I've used the 3.5mm insulated Pico for some time. The tip held great, but when you need to torque something - the body is bending a little. Maybe I'll try the classic.
Do the Picofinish have a uniform handle size through the whole line? I like the classic Wiha handle, but the smallest of the three sizes is not really practical, imo.
I recently bought the pico finished set and I really enjoy them. I don't use the 0.8, so it stays at my desk. I'm always catching myself playing with it.
Nice Submariner. I have 5 types of Wiha at home and love them.
Are the Wiha Dynamic Grip Screwdrivers still made? I could not find them on the site. In particular, I’m looking for the Wiha 51055 Slotted Screwdriver with Dynamic Handle, 5.5 X 125 mm. Thanks!
I have several Wiha screwdrivers and I am pleased with all. What is different about the proturn precision screwdrivers? I just ordered the proturn chip lifter and may want the whole proturn precision set but not sure whats different.
Well done Wiha and well done Carl. I never knew Wiha put out so many screw drivers. Thanks.
Wiha the best quality and biutiful very strong tools.germany tools the best.😍😍😍
dude, you don't do high volume work with a manual screw driver. if you're pulling outlet and switch covers in a whole house project, you're using an electric driver. stop lying.
who's better conex screwdriver Germany made or wiha or felo or knipex????
You lost me at Phillips... Philips screws where I live are about as rare as a Sasquatch in the middle of July. The only people that still use it is drywall people and that is because they are easy to slip on and off the bit.
As far as Wera which of all screw driver set is the better one aside from insulated ones
Great information. I’m looking for a new screwdriver set. Looking at wiha or Wera kraftform.
I’m an electrcian I do commercial work. Do you have a preference of which company to go with?
I love the WIHA precision driver!! Always in my shirt pocket at work. Very tough little buggers! I also dig VESSEl's jis/phillips drivers and wouldlike to see a test comparing the #2 WIHA phillips and the #2 Vessel JIS driver on a variety of cross point type fasteners. Vessel's fit phillips and jis fasteners better than anything I have ever seen.
I love wiha screwdrivers. Own them all KC tools is the place to get them. Excellent store
Fabulous Presentation - thanks
Where do I get that T-Shirt?
I love the feel of the softgrip. I want all of my drivers to feel like those. Would I be disappointed with the microfinish as far as hand feel
I like them. Bought tons of stuff on there site. They always have a good deal (tool of the day) it's nice when your wants pop up on that list. There really nice people to deal with also. Keep it up KC. Was hoping you would go over the Pico insulated sets also.
Been a sparky 8 years used wiha since day one u can't go wrong
i have insulated and square...realy like the square ones....very tough...
I bought a set of Wiha L-key Torx T6-T20 11 years ago, I used them daily. They look brand new and no wear on the tips at all. I ordered more Wiha drivers, bits and the Bi Cut Pliers from KC Tool. KC Tools shipping is the best, very fast and on time. I will be ordering a couple of Wera drivers and bits. Plus you get a Felo #2 Phillips bit with every order.
I brought two of these as i was impressed with it. My first one fell off a pair of steps and the plastic clip that holds the lid down came off. I managed to clip it back but the handle part of the screwdriver always pops up no and then even with the two clips down. One thing i like about this screwdriver - A tip for anyone thinking of getting one... the bits for this screwdriver fits in your impact driver. I dont like the release bit as putting this driver in my pouch i find the release bit unreleases the bit which can get lost.
The release mechanism is too flimsy, I dropped mine from a ladder and 1 of the red release buttons just broke off, good idea but needs improvement.
You can be british, but are you a kettle-in-the-garage english?
Walking from one job site to the other in the city centre this is the perfect screwdriver.
I have one of these and have had for 6 years or so. It's great in some aspects and not so great in others.
The bits themselves - they're 6mm instead of 1/4". So close to being standard but not quite. That's typical to all Wiha.
The selection of bits - it includes the PZ/Sl for MCBs etc but no regular sized PZ2 which is a bit annoying.
If you don't push the bits fully in to the holder it gets stuck half in and half out.
It's a bit big for my size 9 hands, the regular Wera screwdrivers are a much better fit for me.
The worst thing is probably the locking slider thing. It's just where you'd like to put your hand/fingers to use it as a spinning collar but pushing forwards releases the bit, then it falls out and disappears across the floor.
But it's very convenient.
Pouch 👌 13
I have had this screwdriver for about 1 and half years for my job its really versatile and convenient but the downside as you say the end does keep popping up also on mine one of the catches or glued spring inside which helps holds the magazine end in place came off and now end pops out all the time, also recently the magazine inside the individual yellow parts which hold the individual screwdriver bits in place i have one broken and feels like the rest are going the same way soon(wear and tear).. So my advice on occasional use will last along time many years on a professional stand point Very convenient, but it wont last the test of time i'm afraid.. I'm still looking for a similar design the handle is a bit big in the hand, on the whole is a good electrical screwdriver. But wont last 2-3 years if used all the time..
Sorry, its not so robust for dayly working on the outside jobs.
It's OK but I will never part with my set of Fluke screwdrivers!
Excellent product. Combine it with Wiha screwdriver 26 in 1 (77795), a pair of diagonal pliers, linesman pliers and you are ready to go.
I lost mine working on a crane high up, and it went into a 100 pieces. It is a bit slow to change bits so i like my normal screw drivers more.
Is it sonic?
(Doctor Who reference)
Love this screwdriver. Admittedly they do break really easily but if you know how to look after them they will stay in one piece. I've also learnt how to fix them if they do break and it's actually quite easy. I've also put insulation tape around the 2 buttons which you press to release the magazine because if you drop the screwdriver, the buttons will fall out and get lost. Then the magazine won't close.
I do a lot of maintenance and it's really convenient to have this screwdriver in my pocket. I hardly every use a regular screwdriver now. This screwdriver and my Knipex 13 96 200 multi pliers are the 2 tools always carry with me
Looking through the comments lots of people saying they break and reliability issues my speed e broke in a week the ring came out that connect the bits in and out so not impressed with the brand so far good ideas but not great reliability
I might purchase some of these, look very handy for carrying about as i am a shift electrician. Install would be a pain for swapping about but, thumbs up for maintenance and fault finding.
I'm not sure about Q, i think Wiha may have a Danish Designer Probably. Carl Sperg. Or maybe not!!
Great idea but Absolute rubbish... had one last two weeks fell to bits.. had another the same thing happened.... 😫
Well done Wiha, a great idea.
I can see this being kept in the front of the van rather than your usual toolbox/bag/tote. Like you say, for preliminary looking at a job . Dirt would likely be its enemy but for saving carting a whole lot around ...it's a winner
Is the handle a lot thicker than the standard wiha sets ?