A Wera Sale You Don’t Want To Miss!

Up to 47% off some Wera best sellers! Until the end of 2018, select Wera tools are on sale and you do not want to pass these up. Some high quality classics are included in this sale including the Kraftform Kompakt 25 “James Bond” screwdriver for only 29.99!

Deals can also be had on Zyklop 1/4″ speed ratchet sets, a ratcheting pistol grip screwdriver, a precision screwdriver set and even the Wera star magnetizer and Wera bottle opener! These deals are only available for a limited time so don’t miss out! And stay tuned… Black Friday deals are just around the corner!

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Building A Tube Headphone Amp, A Learning Experience

I’m a music junkie – I’ll freely admit it. And I’ll also admit that I’m old school. I love listening on the couch, in a “sweet spot” perfectly situated between the two speakers. When I reached a point of owning my own house I was ready to invest in a decent way to play my music – and I quickly found out how much this could cost. However, I also discovered whole groups of folks online building their own equipment, experimenting and tweaking. I also discovered that this could cost a whole lot less! Being a tinkerer by nature, I was hooked, and by the time I was done I had built a tube preamplifier, solid state amplifier and speakers, tweaking parts and wringing the best sound out of components I had built myself.

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Torx Screws, Torx Tools Available at KC Tool

A Brief Guide to Torx and Its (Many) Variations

­­We have discussed previously on this blog about the highly specific “Pentalobe” screw head and the tools used in conjunction. The Pentalobe shape is a relatively new invention compared to one its cousins, the Hexalobular screw, which many people call a star or Torx. Torx is actually a trademark of Camcar Textron, so the use of its name is another example of genericized trademark, like we use the term Allen Wrench for Hex Keys.Read More »

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.

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