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Hi-Viz Diving

Our mission here at Klein is to make the best possible tools for electricians and professional tradespeople, but sometimes our tools find a profound purpose in the most unexpected of places. In the case of our Hi-Viz Diagonal Cutting Pliers, that place is underwater, and that purpose is of the life-saving kind.

Manufacturing in the USA

Last week was a very exciting week here at Klein Tools… it was the Grand Opening of our 8th U.S. manufacturing facility!

On April 10th, we cut the “ribbon” at Klein Tools’ new Heat Treat facility in Mansfield, TX. This 60,000 square foot facility houses all the necessary equipment to, as the name suggests, heat treat Klein Wire Cutting and Stripping products (e.g. pliers, wire strippers). Of course, our ribbon was actually a Klein fiberglass fish tape and we used our high-leverage linesman pliers to do the cutting.

Klein Cameos

I’m always surprised by the random places I see Klein Tools products or Klein branded items.

I spotted a Klein screwdriver in the wine section at a grocery store. At Buffalo Wild Wings, I saw a guy chowing down on wings while wearing a Klein Tools t-shirt. And there are Klein Lineman Buckets in use in one of the harbors in downtown Chicago. I’ve also seen Klein tools make cameos on some of those home design shows on TV.

More recently Klein Tools products have been spotted on other TV shows, some of them on major networks. Check it out!

Klein "Cutlery"

We know you guys love our Cushion-Grip Bottle Opener, and who wouldn’t? In fact, I’m planning to use mine when I get home from work tonight.

I’m also planning on busting out my brand-new Cushion-Grip Utensils and Steak Knives…Yep, you read that right. Now you can use Klein tools when you work AND when you eat!

Luck of the Electrician

I know St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, but I’m starting to think the luck may be with electricians right now, instead of the Irish! Let me give you three examples of why:

  • Thomas Mainella: This 62-year-old electrician from Long Island, NY learned that bad traffic can actually be VERY rewarding.

Must-See TV for Tradesmen

Ever wonder why Klein uses hot-riveted joints in our pliers? What the difference is between precision-machined vs. cold-formed when it comes to screwdrivers? Or what that IP67 rating means on our #TougherThan MM500 Multimeter? Then you’ll definitely want to tune in to Klein Tools’ new videos series – Tradesman TV!

There's an App for That

Have you ever needed to find a Klein Tools distributor nearby? Are you curious about the newest products from Klein Tools? Or just looking to kill some time watching some fun videos about tools? There’s an app for that!

The Official Klein Tools app is now available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and it’s FREE!

Quit Your Switching!

Sometimes “more is better.” In fact, a well-known cell phone company has designed an entire ad campaign around that whole idea. But when it comes to tools, particularly Power Drivers, we would argue that the “right ONE is better.”

Consider this scenario: You’re up on a ladder, perhaps running some conduit, when you realize your #2 square bit isn’t in your tool belt. In fact, it’s still in your tool bag, hidden somewhere in the box of several dozen drill bits you keep around.

Or just as bad, imagine you are working in a ceiling fumbling to switch out your #2 Phillips bit with a 3/8” nut driver bit, when you drop them down into a dark wall.

Both cringe-worthy and frustrating scenarios, especially when time is important.

#TougherThan Winter

When you think of things that are “tough,” many of us might put this year’s winter under that category. It’s been brutal, significant snowfall and double-digit negative temperatures nearly every week since December! Our friends to the north have had it even worse, so they posed a very topical question…

Is a Canadian winter #TougherThan our new tough meter, the MM500?

A Good Pair of Scissors

It’s no secret, having the right tool for the job can make all the difference, just ask Cory Taylor. Cory sent us an email several months ago telling us how carrying a pair of Klein Tools scissors may have saved his life.

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