Auto mechanics know the value of a decent T-handle screwdriver set. We typically have them in Allen and Torx head styles. If you’re looking to get the same control in a smaller-sized nutdriver, however, something like the Wurth Zebra T-Handle Socket Head Screwdriver set works really well. We used these drivers in a variety of applications to get a feel for how these tools performed.
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Wurth Zebra T-Handle Socket Head Screwdriver Set Overview
Without belaboring the point, T-handle screwdrivers offer the control of a manual driver while letting you more easily apply torque. It also does this with less stress on your palm or hand. Provided the handle carries an ergonomic shape, a good set of T-handle screwdrivers can really come in handy.
The Wurth Zebra T-Handle Socket Head Screwdriver Set retails for about $67. You can get drivers like this for less. However, you should get a lifetime out of a good T-handle socket head screwdriver—so why skimp? Our self-appointed job was to determine if this set comes out as a good value.
The handles are indeed ergonomic and feel comfortable to use—letting you apply plenty of torque when needed.
These drivers feature a nice integrated rubberized overmold that delivers excellent grip and comfort. In this way, they identically match the Zebra T-handle Torx drivers we already reviewed. At the same time, the ends of the T-handles remain plastic and stand up to being tossed in a drawer, dropped, or otherwise used without much caution.
The 5-piece set (part 061391205) includes 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm, and 13mm sizes. This is one 10mm you have a fighting chance to keep around for the long-haul! That might be worth the price of admission right there.
You get several common sizes including the illustrious 10mm which—for once—you aren’t likely to lose any time soon…
Using the Zebra T-Handle Socket Screwdrivers
We used the Zebra T-handle socket drivers to tighten down the terminals on a battery in a 2015 Ford F-150. Easy-peasy. Just ignore the cable spaghetti…it’s still in-progress.
The Wurth Zebra T-handle socket head screwdrivers work equally well on things like hose clamps—provided you have the access. It works extremely well when removing license plates. I can’t tell you how often those hex screws end up rusting out and freezing up. The T-handle nutdriver broke it free almost instantly—and didn’t hurt my hand in the process.
Eventually, we wrapped up work on the vehicles and took a different approach. Needing to access a cable Internet box on the outside of the house, I reached for the 10mm T-handle socket driver instead of my standard nut driver.
I can’t say I needed the additional torque, but it’s certainly easier to both loosen and tighten just about any bolt or hex screw. After a while, I simply started using these T-handle socket head drivers more frequently. They just make sense and I found the sizes easy to identify.
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You can really do any of these tasks with an inline socket driver or other solution. Still, the Wurth Zebra T-Handle Socket Head Screwdriver Set (061391205) delivers a great amount of comfortable torque. This set would make a great addition to any mechanics toolset. For the price, we find it easy to recommend.