The Coin driver Stubby from PB Swiss Tools with the famous SwissGrip handle, is perfect to remove battery covers, plugs and plastic screws. A lot of cycling electronic devices are powered with a CR2032 coin battery. The PB Swiss Tools Coin driver stubby gives you a firm grip and allows you to accurately apply the correct torque on the battery covers, while minimizing the risk of damaging these plastic battery covers.
Design PB Swiss Tools Coin Driver Stubby with SwissGrip
As states in the introduction a lot of cycling electronic devices are powered with a CR2032 coin battery. The battery covers, plugs and plastic screws have a design that requires a coin or a big slotted screwdriver to open the cover or plug. However it is always a painful process to find a properly fitting coin or screwdriver to apply the correct amount of torque without damaging the plastic caps and covers.
The PB Swiss Tools Coin Driver Stubby has a wide and oval coin shaped driver head, that fits the battery covers I’ve tested:
- Battery cover of the Wahoo Tickr X Heart Rate Monitor;
- Battery cover of the Pioneer Dura Ace 9000 Single Leg Power Meter;
- Battery cover of the 4iiii Viiiiva Heart Rate Monitor and ANT+ to BT Bridge;
I’ve also tested the Coin Driver Stubby with a Bosch Professional GDX 18V-200 C Cordless Impact Driver. The C means a Bluetooth Connectivity module can be installed. The Bluetooth Connectivity module provides tool feedback, soft start and service information via a smartphone or tablet.
SwissGrip two-component handle
The PB Swiss Tools SwissGrip screwdrivers have a two-component handle […] The soft handle coating of skin-friendly Santoprene® transfers high hand torque onto the screws effortlessly. It feels pleasantly warm in the hand. The surface structure provides a firm grip even for wet hands.
The combination of the stubby design and the SwissGrip handle surface results in excellent rest in the palm of your hand and the resulting very controlled application of torque on the -often- fragile plastic covers. With a coin or screwdriver this controlled torque application is not possible as with the PB Swiss Tools Coin Driver.
Concluding thoughts and wrap-up
Dave Rome, Tech editor at CyclingTips and tool nerd categorizes tools like the PB Swiss Tools Coin Driver Stubby as hyper-specific tools instead of generic tools. I agree on the part that you need good quality tools, and sometimes it needs to be hyper specific.
The really good news here is that the hyper-specific PB Swiss Tools Coin Driver Stubby (part number PB 8126 9-45) has a very reasonable price-point of € 13,– Therefor I can advice this high quality tool to every cycling home mechanic, while it has claimed its space in the Cocoon Grid-It Organizer of my Berner Bera Clic toolbox-set.
Would you purchase such a hyper-specific tool like the Coin Driver Stubby from PB Swiss Tools ?