It’s NOT An Insulated Ultra Diver (but it’s close)

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.Read More »

Insulated Tools for Electrical Work

Insulated hand tools are used by electricians or anyone who is working near energized circuits.  OSHA created guidelines that require the individual testing and certification by manufacturers on insulated hand tools.  They must meet certain criteria in working conditions that involve electrical circuits.   1000 volts AC and 1500 volts DC is the maximum rated voltage for insulated tools and manufacturers do their own testing for compliance.  Insulated tools must comply with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Deutsches Institute for Normung (DIN-German Standard), and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) who set the performance requirements.

It is not advisable to use insulated tools on electric circuits.  They are important as a part of safeguarding the electrician or technician from accidental contact.

  • Each time that you’ll be using insulated tools for a job, take the time to visually inspect them first.
  • Insulated hand tools do not make you invincible! Insulated tools aren’t foolproof solutions for avoiding electric shock: they are simply designed to reduce your risk of electrical injury. In all possible situations, be sure to de-energize all lines and equipment before you begin working on or near them.
  • Think before you touch! Whenever you’re working with insulated tools, never touch their uninsulated portions, or any other object that might come into contact with an energized source.
  • Keep your insulated tools clean, dry, and contaminant-free.
  • In order to avoid insulation damage, always store insulated tools away from heat sources.

Most accidents happen because one or more safe operating procedures were not followed.

Please keep in mind that these are only general guidelines and tips.  For comprehensive Occupational Safety standards and other workplace safety information, visit the Occupation Safety and Health Administration website at

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Huge sale on Wiha Insulated Pliers, Cutters and Drivers! 35% off!

Wiha recently announced a huge sale on many of their insulated pliers, cutters, drivers and tool sets.  It’s too much to list here so please see this pdf  (Wiha Insulated Tools Sale) for all of the details or you can see all of our sale items in the specials category of our website.

All of these insulated tools have an extremely comfortable, dual material handle and a LIFETIME WARRANTY!Read More »

Customer saved by Wiha Insulated Screwdriver!

Browsing through our customer reviews today and found this one about our customer being saved by a Wiha insulated screwdriver.

“Thank you for an outstanding product, it was just what the doctor ordered. I had a srewdriver that I actually was able to see your product work up close and personally. Thanks to a former electricain who pulled wire on a 480 disconnect box and had accidently cut the protective sheathing on where you couldn’t notice it until you made contact with it.Well needless to say it melted the tip of my wiha screwdriver but no shock to me. I gave the screwdriver to my instructor at a locol technical college told my story and convinced 4 students to purchase a six piece srcewdriver starter kit. you have a customer for life and thank you once again for an outstanding product.”

Thanks DeWayne for sharing this. We’re glad you didn’t get injured.
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Sale! Insane deal on Wiha 5 piece 1000v VDE Insulated Screwdriver and Diagonal Cutters tool set! 55% off

At this price everyone should own this Wiha 5 piece Insulated tool set. At almost 55% off it’s only $38.66 for a limited time.  The list price for this set is $84.98.  This a great set for the DIY’er who replaces an occasional light switch or even as an extra set for professional electricians.  The quality is top notch and these Wiha tools have a lifetime warranty.

Included in this set:

  • Diagonal Cutters
  • Phillips #1 Screwdriver
  • Phillips #2 Screwdriver
  • Slotted 3.5mm Screwdriver
  • Slotted 4.5mm Screwdriver
  • Carry Case

Take advantage of this great deal and head over to the Wiha Sale Section at KC Tool to get the best deal!

On Sale! Wiha 5 Piece Insulated Industrial Cutters and Screwdrivers Set

This Insulated Tool Set is normally $55.38. Get it now at for just $32.40.  This Insulated Tool Set includes:

  • #1 Insulated Phillips Screwdriver
  • #2 Insulated Phillips Screwdriver
  • 3.0mm Insulated Slotted Screwdriver
  • 4.5mm Insulated Slotted Screwdriver
  • 6.3″ Insulated Diagonal Cutters

These are high quality tools backed by Wiha’s lifetime warranty.

Wiha 80pcs Master Electricians Set in Rolling Case

2/7/13 update!  Unfortunately this item is no longer on sale but we do have a great deal on an open box version of the 80pcs master electricians tool set here.

8/6/12 Update!  This item is on sale through Wiha which gives us a small discount we can pass on to you.  The new sale price is $1214.55!!!!

New from Wiha!  80 Pcs Master Electricians Rolling Tool Case (P/N Wiha 32800).  It contains 80 high quality Electricians tools to meet the demand of any electrical job. All Wiha Insulated tools are rated at 1,000 volts and individually tested to 10,000 volts, so you can rest easy knowing you are safe on the job.

Normal retail on this set is $1992.02 but you can buy it at KC Tool Co for only $1294.81!

This is what you get in this great set:

Master 80 Piece Set
Item No. 32800
Tool 10,000 Volt Tested 1000 V Rated
All Tools Comply with one or more
Of The following Insulation standards

Insulated Pliers & Cutters 
2 Long Nose Pliers (7.9″) & (6.3″)
1 Bent Nose Pliers (6.3″)
1 Lineman’s Pliers with Crimper (8.9″)
1 Diagonal Cutter (6.3″)
1 Heavy Duty High Lev Cutter (7.9)
1 Stripping Pliers (6.3″)
1 Multi Strand Cable Cutter (6.3″)
1 Flat Nose Pliers (6.3″)
1 Adjustable Wrench (8″)
Insulated Sockets 3/8″ Drive
1/2″, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8
13mm, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22mm
Insulated 3/8″ Drive Ratchet (import)
Insulated 3/8″ Drive 5″ Extension
Insulated Voltage Detector
3.0mm Slotted Tip Amber Light
Insulated Drivers
Insulated Slotted:
2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5
5.5, 6, 6.5, 8, 10mm
Insulated Phillips:
#0, #1, #2, #3
Insulated Terminal Drivers
#1 & #2
Insulated Square Drivers
#1 & #2
Insulated Inch Nut Drivers:
7/32, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16
Insulated Metric Nut Drivers:
5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13mm
Insulated T-Handle Inch Hex
5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8″
Insulated T-Handle MM Hex
4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 8.0mm
Insulated Hex L-Keys
1/2″ & 10mm
Insulated Torx Drivers
T6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
Insulated Knife 8.5″
Ruler: 78″ Job Site Folding Ruler
 – Rolling Molded Case