I have a lot of respect for companies that can redesign basic, everyday items, like screwdrivers, to make them more functional. Wiha Tools pulls this off admirably with their line of innovative screwdrivers and bit-holders, and while their booth at Holz-Handwerk was small and humble, the demos of their goods blew me and the passersby away.
Wanna see what I saw? Check out their Magazin Bithalter LiftUp 25 Schraubendreher:
Look at the sweet design of their BitBuddy and how it works:
For electricians, they've got an insulated line of screwdrivers with built-in bit storage:
And I think my favorite had to be this telescoping bad boy, perfect for when you need to get into tight spaces--or remove the shaft altogether so you can pop it into a driver:
Sadly, most of this product is not yet available on Wiha's U.S. website. When I learned this, I circled back around to their booth to buy a couple of them—and they were already sold out. Sigh.
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