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Updated: Say Goodbye to Wiha Dynamic Grip Screwdrivers…Well…Not Quite Yet.

We wrote the blog below almost a year ago. We wanted to give you a brief update.

These are some of our favorite handles. We get calls for them weekly. We have a spot of good news. They are coming back…sort of…they are still discontinued and we can’t get individual screwdrivers but we are going to be able to get a few dozen sets. The Wiha 51099 11 Piece Dynamic Grip Slotted/Phillips Screwdriver Set is going to be in stock today. We won’t have them for long nor will we ever be able to replenish. Get yours before we run out.

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Original Blog Posted on February 5, 2016

I’m truly bummed to hear that Wiha USA is no longer selling the Dynamic grip (aka Dynamic Handle) screwdrivers. As of this writing, they have only a few sets left and no individual drivers up for sale.  At KC Tool, we also have some sets and a some individual drivers left in stock but when they are gone that will be the end of them in the U.S.  This was the only full size screwdriver we offered that had a rotating cap and extremely tapered handle and there are certain tasks where these features really come in handy. It’s unlikely I will ever be able to wear mine out but you know how tools tend to grow legs.  I’ll have to really keep an eye on them.

I tried to plead with Wiha USA to keep them for sale in the States and even sited the multiple great reviews our customers have left on our website like this one from David P.

“This line of screwdrivers have a great handle that doesn’t collect dirt as bad as the rubberized kind, with a spinning top that fits your palm. It is my driver of choice for non-energized electrical work.”

I’m with David, these are killer for finish electrical.  They make quick work of installing or removing the long, fine pitch screws you find on switches, outlets and wall plates.

We will keep trying to convince Wiha USA to bring back the Dynamic grip screwdriver but you may want to grab a spare if we still have your favorite size in stock.

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2017 Q1 Sale (Part 1): Felo, Wiha, & Wera

Start of each new quarter usually brings new manufacturers promotions, but I’m thrilled to announce that Felo and Wiha are unchanged from quarter 4, 2016.  Sometimes when you have a winning selection you just stick with it, ya know? Wera has announced a new promotional grouping including the always popular “James Bond” driver and the “Tool-Check Plus” system.

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Red Bull Racing Tool Sets Made by Wera

Exciting news out of Wera this week.  They were proud to announce that they have partnered with Red Bull Racing.  They are one of the top teams in Formula One racing led by Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.  Red Bull Racing and Wera both have a record of branching out of their respective industries norms (i.e. Wera’s Advent Calendar, Wera Tool Rebels slogan, Red Bull’s Flugtag, New York Red Bulls MLS soccer team etc…) which makes this pairing so very cool.

Wera will release a limited time run of 5 tool sets with Red Bull Racing’s dark blue, red, and yellow color scheme in Q1 2017. With form factors utilizing the latest technology and German engineering, these tool sets are the pinnacle of form and function, beauty and practicality.

I can’t freaking wait to get these on my workbench. We already have them up on our website in eager anticipation for their release. Watch this space for updates when they arrive in the States. Pricing has been updated! Check them out on our KC Tool Red Bull Wera page!

 

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Thank You!

From all of us at KC Tool, we wanted to thank you for another wonderful year. 2016 was yet another record breaking year for us. We realize that all of our success comes from an amazing and loyal customer base. Whether you are a gigantic shipyard, or a silicon valley based tech outfit, a regular poster on a tool forum professional, or a part-time diy’er, you all mean a great deal to us. Thanks for your business in 2016!

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KC Tool Welcomes Ballistol to the Family

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We are pleased to announce a new member to our family, Ballistol. It really seemed natural to partner our already great brands (Wiha, Wera, Knipex, Gedore, Felo etc…) with a great product to complement our great tools. We at KC Tool and our customers are passionate about tools. We want to empower our customers to be able to take good care of their own tools. That is where Ballistol (meaning ballistic oil) comes in. Many of our customers ask for tips to care for their tools. The best way to keep them in top working order is to clean after every use and lightly oil them to reduce the risk of rust. You can even feel free to use this on wood handles. It works great!

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Fantastic Wiha Bit Set Sale!

 

A lot of people ask me what is the “best bit set” we carry. “Best” can mean many things to different people. However, the “best” assortment of popular bits with mass appeal to a multitude of people and professions at a fantastic price is the Wiha 79495 31 Piece Combo XLSelector Bit Set (Slotted/Phillips/Hex Inch/Hex Metric/Torx). This is a great bang for the buck. It has the right mix of security, traditional, and hex bits. The quick release adaptor and slick carrying case are nice little bonuses.

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Wera Advent Calendar Last Chance

Last chance to get the Wera Advent calendar. We just got our last pallet of them a few days ago, with no ability to resupply. These limited edition, collector’s item calendars are selling ridiculously fast. We predict to sell out within a week. The Wera red and black screwdrivers are a limited edition, exclusive to this Advent calendar. KC Tool is the only place stateside you can find them. Order Now!

Purchased separately these tools* would cost $137.49 but were selling the Advent calendar for just $68.00. Here is what you’ll get:

Thanks for being a KC Tool customer. We hope these advent Calendars bring some extra joy to your Christmas.

*listed are Wera equivalents due to Advent exclusives