Wiha (Germany) recently announced their new Pentalobe lineup of PicoFinish screwdrivers. KC Tool is happy to be the first in North America to have them available for sale (link). Wiha’s PicoFinish is the top of the line finish available in their precision screwdriver selection. The smooth spinning caps on PicoFinish screwdrivers are labeled with the tip size and style for easy reference. The handle is slightly tapered for a comfortable, ergonomic grip with the ability for rapid rotation.
The Pentalobe screw was developed by Apple as a proprietary security fastener (side note: anyone else catch the Apple reference in the recent film, Steve Jobs?). It’s similar in profile to the Torx screw but with one less lobe (total 5, “penta”).
There has been some confusion over what size Pentalobe screws are found in Apple devices. Wiha currently makes six sizes from P1 (smallest) through P6 (largest). We have not confirmed any uses for the P3 or P6 but would love to get your feedback in the comments.
Pentalobe Sizing Guide:
- P1: iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus (Wera equivalent IPR1 screwdriver)
- P2: Apple Watch Band
- P3: None
- P4: MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display
- P5: 2009 MacBook Pro Battery – 15” Only
- P6: None