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Wurth Zebra Universal Bit Assortment Review


Wurth Zebra Universal Bit Assortment Covers So Much More Than the Basics

Why do you need a comprehensive bit set such as the Wurth Zebra universal bit set assortment? Most mechanics can tell you a story or three.

Pros

  • Comprehensive set that covers most standard and security bits
  • Foam insert keeps bits organized
  • Metal case keeps debris out and fits in small drawers, toolboxes, and tool bags
  • Includes magnetic extension, 1/4-inch square drive adapter, and Y adapter

Cons

  • No significant drawbacks

Recommendation

When you buy the Wurth Zebra universal bit assortment, you get a lot of pieces those cheaper sets leave out. When you have the tools you need when you need them, it makes a difference. Diagnosing the problem right away instead of waiting an extra day or three for the right bit before you can even tell your client what the problem earns trust.

When you get your clients back on the road or the water quickly, that trust turns into repeat business and that’s certainly worth spending $100 on this bit set in our opinion.

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Wurth Zebra Universal Bit Set

Remember When…

I used to have an older boat with an early 1980’s Johnson 25 horsepower engine. Even though the engine was 25 years old, its simple recoil start and tiller steering purred like a kitten every time we took it out…

…Up until the boat capsized during an early spring cold front and the engine sucked up saltwater into every nook and cranny. It never ran right again.

Wurth Zebra Universal Bit Assortment

The guy that borrowed the boat on that infamous trip replaced the engine (and the boat for that matter) with a newer model. But it was one of those problem engines that had a chronically bad attitude.

Just before a fishing trip, it acted up and needed repair. That’s when the problem hit—I needed a particular security bit size and didn’t have it.

This was before Amazon Prime and the fastest delivery I could get was a week. That was just to get into the engine—I had no idea what I would need for the actual repair from there.

Needless to say, the fishing trip was cancelled and I was disappointed.

What You Need, When You Need It

The beauty of this Wurth Zebra universal bit set is that it has just about everything you need for any job. There are 105 pieces total that come in a slim metal case with a foam insert to keep everything in its proper place. the insert also makes it really easy to tell if there’s a bit missing and which one it is.

Here’s what you get:

1-Inch Bits

  • PH0 – PH3 Phillips (2 x PH1, 3 x PH2, 7 total)
  • PZ0 – PZ3 Pozidriv (2 x PZ1, 3 x PZ2, 7 total)
  • 6 – 10 Torq-Set (3 total)
  • 0.6mm – 1.2mm Slotted (2 x 1.2mm, 4 total)
  • 1 – 4 Square (4 total)
  • 1/8-inch – 1/4-inch Hex (5 total)
  • 2.0mm – 7.0mm Hex (7 total)
  • M4 – M8 Spline (4 total)
  • RI5 – RI8 6-Lobe (4 total)
  • 2.0mm – 7.0mm Security Hex (7 total)
  • AW10 – AW40 Torx (6 total)
  • TX8 – TX45 Torx (9 total)
  • TT8 – TT45 Security Torx (9 total)
  • 4 – 10 Spanner (4 total)
  • 1 – 4 Tri-Wing (4 total)
  • 1 – 3 Clutch (3 total)

3-inch Power Bits

  • 1 and 2 Tri-Wing
  • 6 and 8 Spanner
  • TT10 – TT30 Security Torx (5 total)
  • PH1 and PH2 Phillips
  • 0.8mm Slotted
  • 20, 25, and 30 Security Star (5-point)

Additional Pieces

  • Y adapter
  • 1/4-inch hex x 75mm magnetic extension
  • 1/4-inch square x 25mm magnetic bit holder

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Field Notes

We absolutely LOVE having such a comprehensive set of bits in one location. It’s no longer a matter of finding the bits. No, the security bits. Not that one, the other set of security bits. Ugh! The one that has the Clutch bits in it. Okay, now where’s the 1/4-inch square adapter?

You get the idea.

When you take each of the bits out for the first time, they’re pretty snug in their foam. It can be a little bit of a pain. But once you take them out a time or two, it’s a lot easier. In fact, you may just want to go through each one and remove it once when it arrives.

The metal case is also really nice to have. It’s small enough to fit in a toolbox or bag on mobile calls and slim enough to fit into your small tool chest drawers. Because you can close and latch it, you’re less likely to get dust and debris in there.

Price

You can order the Wurth Zebra universal bit assortment direct for $84.90. That’s more than you’ll pay for standard bit sets or even security bits sets from your big box store, but you get everything you need—all on one big kit.

The Bottom Line

When you buy the Wurth Zebra universal bit assortment, you get a lot of pieces those cheaper sets leave out. When you have the tools you need when you need them, it makes a difference. Diagnosing the problem right away instead of waiting an extra day or three for the right bit before you can even tell your client what the problem earns trust.

When you get your clients back on the road or the water quickly, that trust turns into repeat business and that’s certainly worth spending $100 on this bit set in our opinion.

By the way, that problem engine had compression issues among other things that weren’t worth the expense of fixing. After diagnosing the extent of the problems, we just parted it out.

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Tom

Seriously what the heck is up with the poor picture angels. This is not the first article where I have to go to another site to get a look or a better look at whatever the item that’s being talked about. Like the bits for example there’s not one good shot that over looks everything. It’s all like small side spy shots. Is the marketing department getting lazy or are they trying to hide what the product looks like. If your trying to hide what it looks like then why the hell write the article in the first place?

B P

I have been a huge fan of Wurth Tools for Decades. I have this set too and it has never let me down.

GA Grizz

While the reviewed set may be a quality product, I purchased a Craftsman set a few years ago with a significantly larger number of bits in a wide variety of bit types for less than $30 on sale. Combining this set with a 100-piece security bit set from Harbor Freight Tools, I haven’t found an item that I didn’t have a bit to install or uninstall and have yet to have any of them be deformed by the screw being attended. It’s a personal choice for each person to evaluate their needs, frequency of use, and quality to make a… Read more »