New Stainless Steel Tools Stop Rust Before it Starts

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Wera Tools introduces a true industry first and major advance in tool technology. Using a new metal hardening process, Wera developed stainless steel with the right hardness and flexibility for professional tools. The new stainless steel tools solve the problem of rust on stainless steel screws and other fasteners, caused by contamination from standard carbon steel fastening tools.

Stainless steel has become a top choice for screws and other fasteners used in precision manufacturing and demanding environments, but until now users have not had the right tools to keep stainless fasteners rust-free.

All-new stainless steel fastening tools from Wera Tools should help make rust history. At a press conference held at Assembly Technology Expo on Sept. 25/07, Wera's Kraftform® Stainless screwdrivers, L-keys and bits were presented as the way to stop rust from ever starting by eliminating the cause of corrosion. They will have special application for aerospace, marine and boat, appliance, and food processing equipment manufacturing.

Today, manufacturers and builders give rust a fighting chance each time they use a standard screwdriver to fasten a stainless steel screw. Traces of carbon steel contaminate the screw head and can later bloom into eyesore streaks of corrosion. Stainless steel fastening tools are the obvious answer, but regular stainless hard enough for industrial use is too brittle for all but micro tool applications.

Wera Tools spent two years developing a cryogenic tempering process for stainless steel to give it the proper hardness and flexibility for shop floor use, then incorporated it into tools whose award-winning design provides the ultimate in ergonomic comfort and overall performance. Wera's stainless tools feature the unique Kraftform® handle, so ergonomically designed it feels custom-fitted to the hand. The distinctive Kraftform® micro-rough Lasertip drive ends (think serrated metal) ensure that cam outs are a thing of the past. The line includes screwdrivers, screwdriver insert bits, quick release bit-holders and hex keys to meet all fastening needs.

"Most stainless steel fasteners on the market claim to prevent rust, but they don't work if 'normal' fastening tools are used," says Wera General Manager Ian Parkhill. "Stainless fasteners need stainless drivers. Our Kraftform® Stainless products are an entirely new class of tools that help end users eliminate the risk of rust and achieve total quality assurance."

A specialist in professional tools and winner of numerous awards for quality and innovation, Wera Tools is a leading European manufacturer with offices in Germany, North America, Great Britain, France, Spain and Singapore. Wera Tools are available from distributors and select retail outlets across the U.S. and Canada. For more information contact: Wera Tools, 3-730 South Service Road, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 5S7, Canada. Toll free: 800.267.5541. E-mail:, or visit


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