Hammer dowel holes – effortlessly and, more importantly, safely with the new dowel racket from Wiha
Schonach, Germany, February 2017 – The hand tool manufacturer Wiha presents an innovative new product which clearly makes it easier to insert dowels into softer materials. Unique in its shape and adaptability for professional applications worldwide, the dowel racket makes it safe to insert dowels without a drill. A simple strike of a hammer on this new hand screwdriver tool avoids the use of much heavier power tools, generally much more noise- and dust-intensive, and protects users from electric shocks thanks to the galvanic separation in the solid steel cap. This feature guards against the risk of electrocution if users should hit hidden wires or cable lines beneath the plaster.
"Isn't there an easier way of embedding dowels in softer construction materials such as hollow block masonry, plasterboard or porous concrete than the hassle of using a drill and an extension lead and causing noise and almost unavoidable dirt?" This is a question aimed at the manufacturer which consistently came up in Wiha user surveys regarding existing gaps in the range or process-optimised hand tool solutions. The aim was to provide a simple, easy-to-use, light, quiet and, most importantly, safe solution. Wiha has delivered: a hand tool for your trouser pocket as an alternative to conventional power drills for inserting dowels into softer construction materials.
The name says it all: the Wiha dowel racket – hammering dowel holes is possible with this Wiha innovation regardless of how close the nearest electrical socket is and without needing to carry heavy power tools or impact screwdrivers around. With one or a few well-aimed strikes on the striking cap with galvanic separation from the blade, using this hand tool is clearly less dirtier and noisier compared to power tools. The scaled 6-mm round screwdriver blade also allows you to measure depth precisely at the same time. The dowel hole itself is perfectly dimensioned as a result thanks to the proportions of the impact screwdriver blade. Wiha does not regard "almost no noise saving time, weight and space" as the most important advantages however as: "ensuring greater safety for users" was the prime objective in developing this new product. With a potential electric shock prevented by the galvanic separation of the striking cap and the blade within the ergonomic handle, users avoid the risk of an electric shock if they should happen to hit wiring or cable lines hidden in the wall.