Wiha simplifies bit selection 04 January 2018

Bit selection has never been so easy and quick – with the Wiha bit concept a quick glance at the screw is enough.

The subdivision of the Wiha bit range into just three colour-coded categories is set to radically simplify selection. All Wiha bits are now also perfectly suitable both for normal screwdriving tasks and impact screwdrivers. Thanks to its extremely simple classification, based on the screw shape to be fastened, the new bit concept ensures the right bit is identified in the shortest time. A glance at the screw, another at the concept’s new colour and symbol code, and the bit is located in seconds. 

Easy concept, easy instructions. If the user has screws with a 90 degree angle at the screw head, which tend to lie flat against the material, the new blue T bits are the ones to go for. For screws with angles of more than 90 degrees, in other words with more of a countersunk shape, the yellow Y bits are the answer. If the user wants to fasten both types of screws, the red all-rounders, the TY bits are the right choice. The question as to whether they should be fastened manually or with impact screwdriver is redundant.

Thanks to the extended torsion zones of the new bits, new bit technology patented by Wiha Tools GmbH enables an improved lifespan – 120 times longer – compared to previous Wiha standard bits. This saves time and money and not just in terms of shorter bit changing times. Smoother workflows and simple task changes from normal to impact fastening are also made possible. Searching for dropped bits will also be made easier. For better detection, special UV coatings on the bits’ blue, yellow and red colours illuminate fluorescently when an appropriate light, such as the Wiha torch, is shone upon them.

This new comprehensive bit concept programme was based on results from market and user surveys conducted by Wiha. According to these evaluations, both trade and users wanted to see a more simplified bit selection in “today’s strongly differentiated and often confusing market”. 


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