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25 Nov 2020
As we move towards the holidays, many people are looking for the perfect gift for the trade professionals in their life. One of the most important pieces of equipment that can often get overlooked is the perfect bag. Given that a bag is essential for carrying tools safely and efficiently, it can be one of the most key necessities for any pro. Today we’re looking at some of the different bag options that Klein Tools has to offer and the different needs that they can help. For a dark worksite - Tradesman Pro™ Tool Station Tool Bag Backpack with Worklight-This backpack not only features 21...
20 Nov 2020
Fish tapes are some of the most common tools in the electrical trade, being used to run wire and cable through out-of-reach areas on work sites. Klein Tools has always had a wide range of fish tape options, and continues to expand its variety, including the most recent addition, the glow fish tape. While the fish tapes do the bulk of the work in running the wire and cable, having the right accessories for the job  can make a big difference. These products can help make fishing wire more efficient and ultimately make the job you’re doing even easier. Today we’re looking at some of the top...
13 Nov 2020
Every month in 2020, we’ll be brining 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: 2007 -Toyota Corolla - $12,499.00 -Newspaper - $.35 daily-Gas Range - $549.99 What was happening in the world: Over in Europe, 2007 saw a huge step forward in high speed transportation as High Speed 1 was first opened to passengers. High Speed 1, also called the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, is a 67-mile long high-speed railway that links London with the Channel Tunnel. This high-...
09 Oct 2020
Every month in 2020, we’ll be brining 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: 1871 -Oranges - $.50 per dozen-Socks - $1.00 for 6 pairs-Cookstove - $25 What was happening in the world: Oct. 8, 1871, is an infamous day in history – the day the Chicago Fire started. Starting in Catherin O’Leary’s cow barn near 12th St. and Halsted, this fire lasted multiple days and was the most destructive fire in U.S. history. Given that most of the city was built of wood...
02 Oct 2020
Manufacturing Day is a holiday held annually on the first Friday of October that gives companies the opportunity to open their doors to students, parents and educators to help show the reality of modern manufacturing careers. Given all of the challenges that manufacturers face, this yearly event gives companies the chance to address said challenges and encourage the upcoming generation of manufacturing professionals to help solve them. Klein Tools is proud to be a part of the manufacturing community, employing thousands of Americans to produce the tools that trade professionals rely on every...
25 Sep 2020
While it may seem like summer flew by, as of this week we are officially into fall, and before we have a chance to blink, winter will be here. Rather than be caught unprepared, it’s important to take steps now to ensure once winter does come, your home heating will be up to par and able to keep you and your family safe and warm throughout the season. Given that we all will likely be home more this winter and our heating systems will be working harder than ever, this process is especially important this year. Today, September 25, is National Tune Up Day, a holiday created to remind homeowners...
11 Sep 2020
Every month in 2020, we’ll be brining 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: 1826 -Coffee - $.17/lb.-One Cow - $12.00-Leather Boots - $4.50/pair What was happening in the world: One of the biggest things happening in September of 1826 was the construction of the Rideau Canal. Known unofficially as the Rideau Waterway, this canal connects Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario, to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River. Taking six years to complete, the...
21 Aug 2020
Friday, August 21, is National Senior Citizens Day, a holiday created in 1989 by President Ronald Reagan to recognize and appreciate the dedication, accomplishments and services that senior citizens have given throughout their life. One of the areas where people can show this appreciation, outside of their family, is in the workplace. Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show that between 2012 and 2050, the population of Americans over the age of 65 could grow by more than 94 percent, due to the aging population of baby boomers. This will of course lead to a larger number of older Americans...
14 Aug 2020
Every month in 2020, we’ll be brining 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: 1996 -Plumrose Bacon - $1.24/lb.-5 Piece Dining Room Set - $299.00-Bounty Paper Towels - $.44 for 64 count roll What was happening in the world: A fitting comparison as we are holding an in election in 2020, the year 1996 was also an election year. This month in 1996 happened to be the date of both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. As Bill Clinton was the...
07 Aug 2020
While many of the readers of this blog are well-versed trade professionals, many of our followers are simply Klein Tools enthusiasts who might not have the same level of experience. Average tool users take pride in handling simple fixes and repairs around their homes. But where should you draw the line between do it yourself and hiring a professional? Today, we’re looking at what you should consider in deciding if a project is something you can complete with your own two hands, or whether it is something you should hire a true professional to complete. The first, and probably most important...

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