COOL TOOLS: Wiha ESD-Safe Rachet Tool Kit

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This kit from Wiha is a master tech 65 piece "GO BOX" ESD safe set. The SYSTEM 4 master tech ESD & ratchet with micro bits 65 pieces in steel storage box includes Wiha precision ESD safe handle, micro bit extension, 72 tooth 1/4” ratchet & 62 interchangeable micro bits(slotted/phillips/hex /TORX/pentalobe/nut setters).





Slotted 0.8, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4mm, Phillips #000, #00, #0, #1, TORX T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T15, Pentalobe 5 pointP1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Hex MM.71, 0.89, 1.27, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4mm & 050, 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, Nut setters 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, Nut setters metric 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, Bit adaptor 1/4" to 4mm, Fine precision 72 tooth reversible ratchet, 100mm long extension, ESD safe static dissipative handle.

Important Dates

Enrollment Begin:May 20 2020

Enrollment Ends: June 19 2020

RoadTesters Selected: June 20 2020

Product Shipped: June 22 2020

RoadTesting Begins: June 29 2020

Reminder/Update Email: Aug 22 2020

Submit Reviews By: Sept 22 2020

*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


Terms and Conditions

RoadTest: Terms and Conditions

WiHa ESD-Safe Rachet Tool Kit


These are the terms and conditions which govern the WiHa ESD-Safe Rachet Tool Kit contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on June 19 2020

Announcement of Winner (estimated): June 22  2020

Prize: WiHa ESD-Safe Rachet Tool Kit

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site:

Site or element14 Community:

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners:
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

1.3.2 Require the Organiser to obtain any licence, authorisation or permission to deal with the Applicant; or

1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly.

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

2.2.3 Will be deemed to have read, accepted and agree to be bound by these Terms. Applicants are advised to print and keep safe these Terms;

2.2.4 Authorises the Organiser to copy, reproduce and use the Application and/or Review for the purposes of the RoadTest and as otherwise contemplated by these Terms. The Organiser will not be responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission contained in any reproduction or use of the Project Blogs.

2.2.5 Licenses the Organiser to use the intellectual property in the Project (IP) for the purposes of this Contest. As between the Applicant and the Organiser the IP remains owned by the Applicant.

2.2.6 Grants the Organiser the right to use his or her likeness, photographs, logos, trademarks, audio or video recordings without restriction for the purposes of Contest or the promotion of it or the Site;

2.2.7 Agrees to participate positively in all publicity surrounding the Contest;

2.2.8 Agrees to be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred by him or her in preparing for, entering and participating in the Contest (save for any expenses expressly agreed by the Organiser to be borne by it in these Terms);

2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest;

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

2.4 No Application may contain any of the hazardous substances identified by Article 4 of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the Restrictions on the Use of Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment ("the Directive") or the use of such hazardous substances in the in any such Project must not exceed the maximum concentration values set out in the Directive.

3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

3.4 Winners agree to take part in all publicity which the Organiser or the Sponsor wishes to use to promote the RoadTest, the Products featured or other Contests with which the Organiser may be connected from time to time.

3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.


4.1 The Organiser hereby excludes all and any Liability arising out of the Contest or the acceptance, use, quality, condition, suitability or performance of any Prize, even where that Liability may arise from the Organiser’s negligence.

4.2 Nothing in these Terms will affect any Liability of the Organiser for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, for breach of Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (in the event that any entrant is entitled to claim rights under the Consumer Protection Act 1987) or for any matter in relation to which it would be illegal for the Organiser to exclude or to attempt to exclude its Liability.

4.3 Subject to 4.2, neither the Organiser, any parent company nor any subsidiary of the Organiser or such parent company or any of their directors, officers and employees (together referred to in these terms and the ‘Associates’) makes any guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this Competition or the Prizes potentially available under it. Neither the Organiser nor any of its Associates shall be responsible for any Liability that may arise out of or in connection with person’s participation in this Competition, the claiming, redemption or value of any prizes under it, the use or enjoyment of such prizes or any events or circumstances arising out of or in connection with any of them. Any implied warranties of condition, merchantability or suitability or fitness for purpose of any of them are hereby expressly excluded. Wherever used in these Terms, ‘Liability’ shall mean any and all costs, expenses, claims, damages, actions, proceedings, demands, losses and other liabilities (including legal fees and costs on a full indemnity basis) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the matter concerned.

5.1 The RoadTest is organised and sponsored by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to delegate all or any of its powers, rights and obligations arising in relation to the RoadTest to any Associate and certain such rights and powers are assumed by the Organiser on behalf of itself and each Associate. Reference to “Organiser” shall be deemed to include reference to each Associate.

5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

5.4 The Organiser has the right to amend or add to these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Contest Site and it is a condition of entry to the RoadTest that Applicants agree to comply with these Terms and, if appropriate, such Terms as amended from time to time.

5.5 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions.

5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Comment List
  • I am looking forward to these arriving and have plans to take them into work to get some opinions from multiple people to get some different perspectives. Thank you very much Randall Scasny for choosing my application.

  • Thanks for the recommendation. I don't use these tools as much, but I'll have to remember this brand when I ever need them.

  • This is the larger 'System 6' (alongside a system 4 tool for comparison). The handle and bits were purchased individually, but kits are available too.

    Both ranges are great, but there are two negative points with System 6.

    One is that some deep-to-reach case moldings might not offer the clearance to fit the shafts. So the System 4 is useful for that since they are slimmer.

    The other negative point is the cost. These were purchased in 2010, and they are still in great shape after a decade - it's another tool that can last a lifetime.

    However, the price has doubled since then. I don't know if that's a normal inflation thing and if other high quality screwdriver prices have risen as much too. Maybe there are System 6 kits/bundles that are more cost-effective.


  • Hi Gordon,


    From my perspective (everyone will be different) then if I were reading the review, ideally I would want to know all of what you mention, plus things like:

    • Close-up photos showing the precision of the tools (some lower-cost options have less machined or visibly lower quality bits)
    • I'd want to know more about the system 4 ecosystem, like can I get more bits, how long it has or will be around for, and what other handles are available
    • What the fine precision ratchet means in practice, for instance most people will be used to the feel of a mechanic's ratchet wrench, with less clicky positions
    • And for that matter, why use such a ratchet wrench, since there will be people who may have never used a mechanic's ratchet either, and don't know the benefits or applications of that versus a normal-shaped screwdriver handle
    • Typical applications for the bits in the range, e.g. where are Torx screws of those sizes likely encountered? Any applications that the tools should be suitable for but are not?
    • A rough idea of cost and practicality comparison, assuming someone initially only requiring 25-50% of those bits, versus buying and managing individual tools (personally I already have a feel for this, which is why I usually prefer buying drivers with interchangeable bits (but some dedicated tools for the frequently encountered sizes and as 'loaners'), but still worth exploring and I'd still read that if someone wrote on that topic). Some of it may be subjective but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be explored.


    I could be wrong but I don't think anyone expects a physical 'test' to destruction. Personally I think reading about real-life applications versus deliberate attempts to damage the tools would be far more interesting.


    And for the more geeky, personally I wouldn't mind reading more about the technical aspects of screws/nuts/bolts, the amount of allowable force on different types, suggestions on which ones to use for different applications (and therefore which drivers in the Wiha set to use), and some stories on what happens when one messes up (for instance like what happens when the wrong screw is used to hold up a large mirror or Caravaggio etc : ) and when one succeeds, and the meaning of design for manufacturability, perhaps even related to commonly encountered design situations for engineers too, e.g. mounting PCBs, and all the difficulties involved with that, and the solutions. i.e. it might not always be just a case of specifying a 3mm hole in the CAD drawing and calling it a day. Plus touching on imperial and metric, since there are still regional differences on what gets used. It might be less applicable with some tools, but would be a good reminder for general tool purchasing and equipment purchasing in general. How often do people buy tools for maintenance at the same time as the equipment they are purchasing? I think that's getting more important now for consumers, but was always important in industry. Anyway I'm digressing..

  • What does one test in this road test?  The feel of the tool?  The number of pieces?  How strong the case is?  I'm not sure what a review would look like? Just asking?  Now what would be interesting is if it included a settable torque handle.  Gordon

  • Safe, but anecdotally, I've heard people report unexpected tingles ... sweaty hands anybody?


    - Gough

  • Unless they are not very ohmic, they should be pretty safe


  • Wiha are definitely a recognised name in tools, and this looks to be a rather sweet kit with such a variety of pieces. Of course, being ESD safe, one should remember not to touch anything live with them ... although really you should avoid touching any energized circuits with tools in the first place. NIce to see that it is up to date with pentalobe bits as well. It's going to get competitive with just one kit on offer!


    I'm glad I have my Xiaomi Wiha screwdriver set as a "low cost" entry level tool - works well and feels great. Unfortunately, the Multicomp Pro one I looked at recently didn't quite handle so well.


    - Gough

  • sweeeeet ! dont leave home without it

  • I love my Wiha tools! Two trays in my tool box I use when visiting customer sites are Wiha tools!