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Wera Kraftform 816 RA Bitholding Ratcheting Screwdriver, 1/4" Head
|Price:||$38.41 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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|Number of Items||1|
|UPC||786637359871 , 956256426944|
|EAN||5448095848520 , 4013288156297 , 5915903851732 , 0786637359871 , 0956256426944 , 4013288156280|
|Item Weight||3.52 ounces|
|Manufacturer Series Number||816 RA|
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Top Customer Reviews
I needed a ratcheting screwdriver to replace an old worn out cheapy model (a well intentioned gift) and spent many days deliberating and researching. I knew that I was not going to go down the same ten bucks or less road, since the quality in this range is severely lacking.
I was initially sold on the 60 tooth ratchet of the Wera brand and it certainly is smooth and seems very solid. Wera claim a 50Nm (approx 37 ft lbs)capability with their ratchet screwdrivers and this unit feels well built enough to live up to that.
I almost opted for the Wera KK 27 "James Bond" ratcheting screwdriver since it comes with 6 self-contained driver bits and a fixed magnetic bitholder WERA Tools (WER05073661002) KK 27 RA Ratcheting "James Bond" Screwdriver but I liked the compactness of the 816 RA model plus it has the rapidaptor hex chuck, and I already have a vast supply of 1, 2 and 3+ inch hex driver bits of various types.
The rapidaptor chuck will accecpt any 1/4 inch hex bits, but the chuck mechanism seems smoother when using power bits (with the groove near the base of the shank) rather than 1 inch length bits, which require a little extra force to disengage the lock. So far I have found 2 inch power bits to be most useful in this tool. The 3-1/2 inch DeWalt bits I tried had too much play, and 2 inch bits are easier to find in any hardware store.
The handle of the tool is fractionally smaller than I anticipated and also marginally heavier, but it sits incredibly well in the hand and feels both sturdy and well balanced and I soon forgot about my size preconceptions.Read more ›
After reading about the reviews and before buying it I went to lowes and looked at their flagship Kobalt ratcheting screwdriver, It was simple, heavy and all plastic, really not impressive at all, Big I must say. I went ahead and bought this one and you should see the difference. This is perfect, balanced, the ratchet mechanism is made of metal, very little play, which is good.
The ratchet mechanism works well but I am not sure if the sticking of the mechanism which is described by others is because of heavy use, or gets better with heavy use, I must say they have to put in a followup. I do not have the problem as such for now but also I do not tighten car bolt or do heavy duty stuff.
Overall I am pleased with it, it does the job well and looks better but the price is steep.
- comfortable grip
- great attachment adapter
- smooth ratcheting
- vast selection of bits from Wera
- not made in China, it's made in Czech Republic
- easy to clean handle
- perfect size
- slightly sloppy tip
- ratchet selector locks up sometimes and require fiddling to free lock-ups
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Compact design is perfect for a packed tool box, ratcheting feature gets the job done fast.Published 3 months ago by JDB-NH
Just a tad small for my man-hands, hence a lost star. I occasionally spin the selector dial by accident when I'm screwing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by charles mitchell
Very comfortable grip. The ratchet is solid and does not slip. My only wish is that they had the bit storage with the extension included with the ratchet.Published 9 months ago by Not a robot