Going with the big-name competition, you can easily spend a multiple of the price tag of the excellent Wurth Zebra PowerDriv metric wrenches (071330140). So what’s the catch? While the competition offers a lifetime warranty—so does Wurth. With the Wurth Zebra tools lifetime warranty and lower cost, we searched to see if we could find a catch…
- Useful assortment of sizes including an uncommon 9mm
- 12-point design holds securely
- Helpful 15° head angle
- Comfortable in the hand
- Convenient plastic holder
- No significant downsides
RecommendationYou can spend a lot more for a metric wrench set, but with the Zebra line’s lifetime warranty, why would you? This set is comfortable in the hand, has a nice 15° head angle, and sits neatly in its carrier. If you give Wurth a shot, you may not go back to a truck wrench.
Wurth Zebra PowerDriv Metric Wrenches Overview
Nearly all veteran Pros have done it: pay big bucks for the big-name tools. And they’re usually pretty good—plus they come with a lifetime warranty. Typically, that helps justify the price. However, in a blind wrench test, I couldn’t tell the difference between the Wurth Zebra PowerDriv metric wrenches and the competition.
Perhaps the best part—the Wurth Zebra line of hand tools include a lifetime warranty. At the time of this writing, the closest comparable big name set was over six times as expensive as the Wurth Zebra PowerDriv Metric Wrenches. That’s, uh, heart-wrenching!
What Makes a Good Wrench?
Having already checked out the Wurth Zebra T-Handle Ratchet Screwdriver, I had an inkling I’d like these wrenches. The Wurth 071330140 11-piece wrench set has been on my cart for a couple of months, and I’ve been very pleased with it. While the Wurth Zebra PowerDriv metric wrenches don’t have an extra rounded grip, they’re comfortable in the hand just the same.
I’ve used the Wurth Zebra PowerDriv Metric Wrenches for every task that calls for a good wrench. I’ve wrenched on battery cables, brake lines, and so on. A good wrench tightens and loosens a fastener without spinning or stripping. Both the 12-pt box and the open end of these Wurth wrenches securely gripped every nut and bolt I put them to.
This set also includes a 9mm wrench—a bit of an uncommon size. As luck would have it, I actually ended up using it twice during the review. Thanks for including it, Wurth!
You can pick up the handy 11-piece Wurth Zebra PowerDriv metric wrench kit for just $41.99. Compare that to the following:
- Snap-on BLPCWSM712B 12-piece 12-point set – $266
- Mac Tools SMB10KKS 10-piece 12-point set – $310.99
- Sonic Tools 601401 14-piece wrench set – $140
That’s quite a cost-difference!
The Bottom Line
As outlined above, you can easily spend a lot more on a metric wrench set. However, with the Zebra line’s lifetime warranty, why would you? This set feels comfortable in the hand, has a nice 15° head angle, and sits neatly in its carrier. If you give the Wurth 071330140 11-piece wrench kit a shot, you’re likely to come away quite pleased with your purchase.
Wurth Zebra PowerDriv Metric Wrenches Kit Specs
- Model Number: 071330140
- 11-piece kit includes: 8 mm, 9 mm, 10 mm, 11 mm, 12 mm, 13 mm, 14 mm, 15 mm, 17 mm, 19 mm, and 22 mm
- Standard: DIN 3113A/ISO 3318/7738
- Drive: Box end POWERDRIV (12-point)
- Material: Chromium-vanadium steel
- Surface: Chrome-plated polished heads and ring
- Geometry: Box end angled 15°, head angle 15°
- Plastic holder
- Price: ~$41.99
Wurth USA runs promotions, so be sure to check to see if this product is on special!
Lifetime warranty? Where do you even return these if they fail? What good is the warranty if it fails in the middle of a project and I can’t get a replacement the same day? This issue is even more compounded if you actually need the tool to make money. I wish we could move past the lifetime warranty scheme and just have companies make good tools.