The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.
Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.
A friend of mine first showed me the Wiha PokitPak tools years ago but I only got around to trying one a few months ago. The idea behind these is simple and clever. Normally, you would need to carry both a driver and a selection of bits in some kind of a carrier. The PokitPak serves as both the driver and bit carrier.
The PokitPak is a plastic case with a hinged opening. Inside, it contains 6 standard 1/4″ shank bits and a basic magnetic bit holder. The bits and bit holder are of very high quality as is typical for Wiha. The bottom of the case has a hexagonal hole that can accept the bit holder to turn the entire case into a sort of “T” handle driver.
The bits found in these kits vary based on the kit that you select but the most basic and generally useful is the subject of this review, the 71198 PokitPak. It contains 4.5 and 6 mm flat bits and sizes 0, 1, 2, and 3 Phillips bits. Of course, you can also customize the kit by replacing the bits based on whatever you intend to work on.
Overall, I have found the PokitPak to work well in anything short of high torque applications. The interface between the bit holder and case has surprised me with how strong it is but I can start to make it deform a bit if I start to lean into it. I suppose it would be nice if there was some kind of metal reinforcement in this area. I also tried this in my range bag for a while and found that it was too short for tasks like tightening an AR-15 grip screw.
I think PokitPak is best used as a companion to another tool. I like to use it with some other kind of driver like some of the ratcheting drivers we have discussed in previous editions of The EDC Tool Roll. In this role, it can serve as both your bit carrier and an extension. This way you don’t have loose bits knocking around in your kit and you have the bonus of the “T” handle driver functionality.
Where to Buy:
Some of you might have access to hardware or electronics stores that carry Wiha tools. I don’t have a brick and mortar store near me that carries them so I purchased this online at Amazon: Wiha PokitPak at Amazon
The PokitPak is pretty unique compared to other tools we have already review but you can use it as a driver or a companion to a dedicated driver or ratchet.
See all the reviews for previous tools: The EDC Tool Roll
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