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26 Feb 2021
Last week we started looking at some of the categories of tools that Klein Tools produces that may not be as well-known as our electrical and HVAC tools. This week, we continue that series, taking a look at Mining & Heavy Industry Tools. While these tools may be quite familiar to some, there’s plenty of people who may have never come across some of these more job specific tools. BarsThese bars are designed to give you leverage when positioning and aligning. Available with different set angles, these bars feature either a tapered end or a chiseled end, depending on what your particular...
19 Feb 2021
While Klein Tools is often most recognized for electricians’ hand tools like pliers, screwdrivers and cutters, there are numerous categories across various trades where Klein makes products. As we continue our process of diving into various categories offered by Klein Tools, today we’ll look at one that may not be as known, saws and blades. Below, take a look at the different varieties of saws and blades we make, and learn how they may be useful across various trades. Hacksaw BladesAvailable in packs of 10 or 100, these blades come in different strength options depending on what your job...
12 Feb 2021
Throughout 2021, once a month we’re continuing to bring you a Klein Timeline Snapshot: a look back in time at a specific year, looking at what the world was like in said year, and what was happening with Klein Tools. This month’s year: 1993 Chevy Lumina: $12,599Men’s slacks: $25.99 per pairPillsbury cake mix: $.79 per box What was happening in the world: February 1993 saw America experience a terrorist attack in the form of a bombing at the World Trade Center in New York City. A truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower and was intended to send the North Tower crashing into the South...
05 Feb 2021
When we are in the middle of winter and the amount of daylight is limited, artificial lighting is more important than ever. Luckily, Klein Tools has a full range of lighting products, all with unique features to fit into whatever scenarios you may encounter. Take a look at some of the lighting options we offer and learn what lighting device is right for your needs. Rechargeable Focus Flashlight with Laser This rechargeable focus flashlight features and LED light with a twist focus bezel as well as a class IIIA red laser to pinpoint out-of-reach objects. The lithium-ion battery can...
29 Jan 2021
Over the past several weeks, we’ve focused this blog on looking at different lines of Klein Tools and breaking down the varieties of said tool that Klein offers. We continue that process today, with a focus on cable cutters, a staple in the tool bag of many trade professionals. While all cable cutters are essentially designed for the same task of cutting various cables, the way they are engineered can make certain jobs quicker and easier. High-Leverage Cable Cutters-High-leverage cable cutters are designed to cut through thick cable and wires with ease. The design provides exceptional...
22 Jan 2021
Pliers have always been one of the cornerstones of Klein Tools’ business. Mathias Klein made the first pair of Klein pliers himself, back in 1857, and today we produce 165 different varieties of pliers for specific trades and tasks. While it would take a much longer blog than we have room for to break down every variety, one key differentiator for our pliers is the handles. The colors and styles of the handles on Klein’s pliers help users to identify what line a pair of pliers belongs to, and certain color handles are designed with certain features in mind. Take a look at what some of those...
15 Jan 2021
Klein Tools has spent many years designing and perfecting various forms of personal protective equipment, including gloves, safety vest, knee pads and quite importantly, hard hats and safety helmets. Head protection is especially important given how many jobsite injuries are head related and how serious they can be. As great as these forms of head protection can be, additional accessories can improve their functionality and even how comfortable they are. Below you’ll find some of Klein Tools’ hard hat and safety helmet accessories and learn a bit about how they can make your head protection...
08 Jan 2021
Throughout 2021, once a month we’re continuing to bring you a Klein Timeline Snapshot: a look back in time at a specific year, looking at what the world was like in said year, and what was happening with Klein Tools. This month’s year: 1857 Brown sugar: $.09 per pound Bar soap: $.23 Illinois Central Railroad ticket: $.02 per passenger per mile What was happening in the world: January 9, 1857, the United States experienced one of the largest recorded earthquakes in US history, the 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake. Occurring at about 8:20 a.m. in central and southern California, it had an estimated...
23 Dec 2020
You've heard about our regional Electrician of the Year Winners, as well as our National Winner, John Kinney. Below, get to know each of them a little more! Region 1 – Dillon Schoenberg -Dillon Schoenberg is an electrician that was born and raised in Alaska and spent his entire life around trade professionals. His father was a self-described “construction guru,” and Dillon spent his childhood watching his father work and developing a passion for the electrical industry specifically. Dillon enrolled in the Alaska Job Corps Electrical Program, where he met instructor Ben Kainer, who he credits...
18 Dec 2020
Given that we’re more than halfway through December, the temperatures across most of the country have dropped, and we’re starting to see snow and ice storms regularly. Winter is just getting started, however, which means we’ve got another two to three months of this weather ahead of us. Luckily, Klein Tools recently launched a line of cold weather gear, perfect for keeping you warm from head to toe during the winter, both on and off the jobsite. Take a look at some of the new gear below: High-Visibility Winter Bomber JacketThis water and wind resistant jacket is made with 220-gram...

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