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A world première: VDE-tested Stubby screwdriver measuring just over 10 cm in length ensures safe work practices

Electricians in trade and industry are all too familiar with the problem: they often require a very small, short hand tool in cramped worked environments while working or fastening screws on machines or in places such as switch cabinets. Complete safety is the top priority in electrical engineering. Hand tools used in such situations thus need to be both short and safe. Wiha now introduces the world's first VDE-certified screwdriver solution of its size in the shape of a Stubby bit holder handle for slimBits, also individually tested at 10,000 V AC. With an overall length of just over 10 cm, it ensures complete safety for screw fastening tasks when working in confined spaces.

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Crimping made easy – the automatic solution from Wiha for greater efficiency and more fields of application

All electricians are familiar with the typical drawbacks when using crimping pliers. Wire-end sleeves get caught and jammed, crimping doesn't turn out right, or sleeves are not even placed in the right position in the plier head. Unusable waste is not uncommon as a result. This not only pushes up costs in terms of time and materials, but also impairs process safety and is annoying for the user. Wiha now presents an automatic solution which unites two crimping pliers in a single compact tool for use in a range between 0.08 and 16 mm² and which ensures that work is completed efficiently without any hassle.

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Its clever design performs three times the work – TriCut electric installation pliers from Wiha

"Have you already finished?" Electricians love hearing this question, and customers love posing it. Obviously, the time required affects the costs. Achieving high-quality professional work results whilst enabling easy, 100% safe, and healthy operation is the ideal scenario. Many individual factors are involved to make this possible. The hand tool manufacturer Wiha Werkzeuge is able to achieve this with its innovative TriCut pliers. It manufactures VDE-tested installation pliers which make cable processing significantly simpler, more efficient, and more ergonomic for users, thanks to its triple function of "cutting, stripping, and skinning".

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Practical presents: Hand tools for Christmas

Early birds start searching as early as summer, while most people get around to it in late autumn or even right before Christmas, but everyone is faced with the same question: "What should I get my friends and family for Christmas?" The Black Forest hand tool manufacturer Wiha Werkzeuge is offering a practical and high-quality alternative to the standard range of last-minute gifts like ties, slippers, and socks. The Wiha hand tool gift ideas and advent calendars are wrapped in a festive look for the holiday season.

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Wiha recognised as of the TOP 100 most innovative companies

Hand tool manufacturer Wiha can now consider itself as amongst the TOP 100 most innovative companies in Germany’s SME sector. The prize was awarded by the innovation competition presenter and mentor Ranga Yogeshwar within the framework of the German SME Summit on 24 June in Essen. The competition, which was held on 23 May, involved analytical examination and the evaluation of criteria such as the innovation management and innovative success of the companies. Wiha impressed the jury with its firm commitment to its culture of innovation and is delighted to have its deep-rooted attitude to change, optimisation and progress acknowledged.

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Regardless of whether it's Popeye or Olive Oyl turning the screw

During shift changes in industrial, machining production “Skilled worker A” is replaced by “Skilled worker B” in a brief, yet precise and seamless handover. The same task, the same level of knowledge – the process runs smoothly and safely. Nev-ertheless, at least when it comes to setting up the machine, replacing and tightening the interchangeable bit, differences arise. One fastens the screw tighter, the other a little loos-er ... or to put it bluntly, depending on what they had for breakfast, the same worker can be Popeye one day and Olive Oyl the next.

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“12 healthy options, please!” Ergonomic Wiha screwdriver sets promise less pain and more power

Less pain and more power for the user, fewer illness-related absences and healthier, happier employees for the boss – these are the ideal effects that come with using the screwdrivers in the Wiha SoftFinish® range. Wiha’s ergonomic handle size concept, which is employed throughout all the fastening tools in the SoftFinish®, SoftFinish® electric, SoftFinish® ESD and MicroFinish® ranges, was recommended for better health-preservation and more ergonomic work by AGR e.V.

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Wiha presents the LiftUp 26one® magazine bit holder – 26 screwdrivers in one hand tool. Saves time, space, and weight

When choosing the best hand tool for everyday work, craftsmen look for tools which are as light as possible and which take up as little space as possible in their toolboxes, cases, and belts, while still featuring excellent functionality and ergonomic and time-saving properties. When developing new products, Wiha focusses closely on user requirements and is now launching its latest innovation, the LiftUp 26one® magazine bit holder, an indispensable assistant for every day. With thirteen double bits, it offers 26 of the most common drive profiles in one single tool.

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Wiha focuses on health preservation and ergonomics with the latest quality seal from AGR e.V. (Organisation for healthy backs) at Frankfurt’s Light+Building trade fair in Hall 8, Stand F16

Schonach, February 2016 – from 13th – 18th March 2016 in Frankfurt the hand tool manufacturer Wiha will be presenting more than just its broad product range and new user-oriented products for electricians. Alongside its core concentration on 100% safety in work and applications in the electrical sector, Wiha’s focus will also be on the subjects of ergonomics and efficiency.

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