Wiha tools came out with their Ultra Driver over a year ago and it has been very popular in the trades ever since. It was so innovative at the time, that it won the prestigious Red Dot award for design. The pop-up bit holder in the handle holds reversible bits specifically designed for the Ultra Driver. This makes for 26 different tip styles, creating a very handy all-in-one tool.
Though the exciting news is that the original Ultra Driver is only $19.99 until the end of 2017, another variation of the tool has the potential to create a buzz as well. Because of the way the bit holder in the original is designed, it would be almost impossible to create an insulated version of it (for now, anyway), but Wiha has done the next best thing. They have created an insulated insert bit holder with the carousel, pop-up handle of the Ultra Driver.
Why is that significant? It could be a real life-saver for an electrician. Wiha has made pop-up bit holding handles for a while, but typically they hold a minimal amount of basic bits. The new insulated insert bit holder can hold up to 13 bits, 12 in the carousel and 1 in the magnetic bit holder. This would be extremely convenient for anybody working with electricity (or not) who wants to be prepared for almost anything. Thirteen options means you are that more likely to have the bit you need for the fastener that is in front of you.
They come singularly in two variations. The only difference between them is one has Torx and one has Pozidrive, along with your typical Phillips, Slotted and Square tips. You can also get them in two different sets that include pliers and cutter, either with a chrome finish or without chrome finish.
What do you think? Do have an Ultra Driver or the new Insulated Insert Bit Driver? Tell us what you think!