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Amazon is holding what they describe as an Overstock sale on this Wera Zyklop Pocket ratchet set.
At the time of this posting, there’s a countdown showing that 28% of the allotment has been claimed so far. If this was on your shopping list, you might want to act fast.
The Wera Zyklop Pocket ratchet combines some of the best aspects from two of my favorite Wera tools.
At the front end, it has a pivoting ratchet head with 5 locking positions – similar to the Zyklop Speed ratchet – but instead of a standard 1/4″ square drive anvil, it has a 1/4″ square drive with a built-in 1/4″ hex recess for holding screwdriver bits.
At the rear, there’s an extendable bit holder cartridge with space for (12) insert-style screwdriver bits.
This version of the Zyklop Pocket comes with (2) Phillips, (2) Pozidriv, (4) Torx, and (4) metric Hex-Plus screwdriver bits.
The bit holder cartridge can spin and even pivot a little bit, for easier bit access.
The ratchet has a 72T fine-tooth design with 5° minimal arc swing. Thanks to the pivoting head, it can be used inline for quick turning in the same manner as a screwdriver, and then switched to a right angle (or an intermediate angle) mode for use as a traditional ratchet for higher torque deliver.
There are other configurations that come with a couple of sockets, but this one only comes with the ratchet and (12) screwdriver bits.
Sale Price: $80.70
I bought one when it came out, and it has grown on me. It’s half multi-bit pocket screwdriver, half swivel-head bit ratchet. The handle doesn’t have the best-ever ergonomics, but I can overlook that for its 2-in-1 convenience.
Sold Out? Consider the Wera Kraftform Kompakt
If or when the Zyklop Pocket sale sells out, or if you’re looking for something different, consider the Wera Kraftform Kompakt, which is one of my favorite multi-bit screwdrivers.
Not only is it a multi-bit screwdriver, the locking bit holder can extended to different lengths, or be removed for use with a cordless drill or screwdriver in a pinch.
It comes with the handle, Rapidaptor style bit holder, (6) screwdriver bits, and a belt pouch.
I bought this version a while ago, and it came with Phillips and slotted bits. You can swap 1/4″ hex bits as you wish.
You might want to wait until next week, as the Kraftform Kompakt sometimes goes on sale for Black Friday.