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Wiha tools - Love em, Hate em?

Iíve been looking for a metric folding rule and just found one made by Wiha. I also found a metric dial caliper graduated in .1mm increments.

Iím looking for more stuff to hit free shipping, but before I go too wild, any opinions on these tools?

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Love their screwdrivers and L-key ball end hex set. I have a set of soft finish screwdrivers that I only use for interior or “clean” stuff and their micro finish extra heavy duty stuff for everything else. They have a solid shaft and are excellent to hammer on if you need too. I also have their folding ruler which is useful along with their tweezers.

If your ordering from somewhere like KCTools look for a set of Knipex cobra pliers, their small ones are really useful. And my now favorite go to which is a Wera Zyklop ratchet. The ratchet is longer than my Craftsman, has a nice pear shape that feels good in the hand and a positive head feel.

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I use Wiha electrically rated tools for work. Definitely good quality. I mostly use the insulated screwdrivers and nut drivers.
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No complaints on Wiha tools, use a lot of the smaller tools for work - miniature screwdrivers, nutdrivers, torx etc.
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Wiha? Fun to buy in Germany, when spare time allows, on business trips (remember those ? )
Also P.B. Swiss tools -crazy expensive but lovely.
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I’ve gone through many miniature dikes. Xelite, chinese no name, etc. I have had red, orange, green, and dark blue handled ones. I keep losing them. I heard the 10mm sockets throw a lot killer parties. My favorite pair were PB Swiss flush cutting dikes. I must have paid $50 2020 equivalent back in 1979. What a beautifully made plier.
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Where are you buying from ?
I have used eio in la a few times .

https://eio.com/search?type=article%2Cpage%2Cproduct&q=Wiha*

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where is Wiha made?
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They are a German company and majority made there .
I think all my 1000v stuff is made in Germany apart from a pair of snips made in Switzerland.
My backpack is at work so cannot check .

I’ve used numerous brands over the years , Wiha , Witte , Wera etc.
All good and trusted companies so you know rating is ok and not just a stamp on a substandard tool ....
None are really better than the other and I don’t use continuously all day so handle comfort is not an issue for me .
I’m only using all Wiha right now as they had deals so I replaced my full kit , and they’re readily available when I need a replacement...
Just like 10mm sockets , Most get lost before they wear out

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