Instagram post by @romeandstuff Dave Rome

The Wera Zyklop is an unusual looking ratchet. Its swivel head features a locking mechanism which lets you choose the angle from 90 to 180-degrees. In this way, you can use it like a screwdriver, and then as a traditional ratchet. The shaft features a rotating sleeve to allow for quick spinning when in the screwdriver setting. *
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Sockets are held in firmly, with a quick release button sitting centre between the directional switch. This switch is large, but can be hindered dependent on the angle you’ve the tool set to. *
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There are some really cool aspects to this unique tool, but if I could only have one 3/8” ratchet, this wouldn’t be it. The handle is far too short and the head far too large. There are often times that a smaller headed ratchet is required, and likewise, there’s rarely a reason to not have more leverage. *
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9 Comments

  • 7w ago tobyshingleton tobyshingleton

    If you could only have one 3/8?

  • 7w ago romeandstuff romeandstuff

    @tobyshingleton What would I choose? Snap-On F80 Long Flex.

  • 6w ago velopest velopest

    Be interested in how you find the bit-check, @romeandstuff

  • 6w ago romeandstuff romeandstuff

    @velopest I got that for the bit ratchet. It has a weightier and more ergonomic handle than most, but that also means it’s a little unbalanced. It’s made in Taiwan, and so the internals are much the same as what PrestaCycle ratchets or similar use. To date, my favourite bit ratchet is one being sold by Facom (previously posted), which funnily enough, PrestaCycle just started selling too.

  • 6w ago velopest velopest

    Thanks @romeandstuff ill look back for that...

  • 6w ago romeandstuff romeandstuff

    @velopest it’s one of my earlier posts. April 2017.

  • 6w ago petersadler petersadler

    Facom vs the Koken?

  • 6w ago romeandstuff romeandstuff

    @petersadler I think most (not all!) Facom ratchets are overpriced outsourced tools. The Koken Zeal is nice, but i prefer higher tooth count ratchets. I’m keen to try a Nepros 90T, or a higher tooth Koken.

  • 6w ago petersadler petersadler

    @romeandstuff 👍

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