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T&M Wearables

No matter how many hooks, clips or magnets we use, or how many pouches or bags we create, the chief complaint we still hear about meters and other test and measure equipment is: They are bulky and a pain to carry around the jobsite.

It’s a problem we were pondering awhile back in a product planning meeting. Our brainstorming session had stalled and in the silence of the conference room, all you could hear was the clock ticking and someone tapping a pencil on a pad of paper. And then I saw someone across the room glance down to check their watch…and it hit me: What if you could WEAR your meter, like a watch.

The History of Klein Tools

I wouldn't have classified History as one of my favorite subjects in school, but now that I'm a little older, I have become more and more fascinated by the events of the past, especially the historical journey of people, places, and things and how they came to be where they are today. In my opinion, Klein Tools has had a great historical journey.

Branded Blowout

In case you haven't noticed, we're having a ridiculously awesome sale on That is where you can buy any official Klein branded items, plus you can get great deals on clearance tools and replacement parts.

What’s in a Bag

It’s been two weeks since that pesky groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter, and boy has he delivered. Bitter cold in the Midwest, snow and ice the south, and what can only be described as a malicious attack by Mother Nature on the east coast (you have our deepest sympathies, Boston).

Here at Klein, we decided we needed to do something to lift the spirits, warm the heart, and share some love (we did just celebrate Valentine’s Day after all). So, for the next week, we’re giving you a chance to win a brand-new Tradesman Pro™ Organizer tool bag!

I know you’ve seen these bags – on jobsites, at the supply houses. Aside from being ridiculously functional, these bags are just cool.

They have that bright orange fabric inside that makes it easier to see your tools, not to mention the massive amount of pockets each bag has to keep all your gear organized. They are durable, too, with fully molded bottoms that keep that winter slush from seeping into your bag and (bonus!) keep your bag upright.

Made in Space

Imagine getting all the way to outer space only to realize you left your socket wrench back on earth. Uh…Houston, we have a problem.

Thankfully, NASA says it now has a solution. Just recently, NASA beamed up a digital design of a ratcheting socket wrench to an innovative new orbiting 3D printer on the International Space Station. Four hours later the space station’s astronauts had a functioning wrench in hand!

'Tis the Season for Klein Tools

Thanksgiving is less than a week away and after that the Christmas season gets in to full swing. The Klein Tools elves have been hard at work creating some pretty awesome “toys” for us to give away to you!

Here it is! Mark your calendars! Set reminders on your phone! Because you’ll definitely want to get in on these great holiday deals!

Cyber Monday Deals

Don’t worry, we’re giving you a couple of days to recover from that delicious Thanksgiving dinner, but come December 1st (Cyber Monday) we launch our first holiday deal. How exactly do you get in on it? Join the KLEIN TRADESMAN CLUB! Yep, that’s it! If you join, we’ll send the deal directly to you via email (if you’re already a member, you’re already on the email list so you don’t have to do anything!). This is an exclusive deal for Tradesman Club members only, so I can’t give you all of the details. I will say this though, if you are a fan of anything camo, go right now and sign up for the Tradesman Club!

Tradesman TV: Season Finale

We’ve officially wrapped production on our first year of shooting Tradesman TV!

Barnaby & crew prep for the last day of productionBarnaby & crew prep for the last day of production

We had the entire crew back in the studio recently to shoot the last few episodes of the year, so I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek of what’s coming up for this exciting and informative new series.

In this first year, our mission for Tradesman TV was to give you an in-depth look at some of the new products that Klein Tools produced throughout the year. We talked with our experienced product managers to demonstrate and explain the features of these new products. Then we talked with tradespeople like you who had been using these new tools and products on the job to get their opinion of how these tools perform in real world environments.

No Mess is So Sweet

Guys...just a heads up. Saturday, October 18th is Sweetest Day.

I know what you’re thinking, what the heck is Sweetest Day? Think Valentine’s Day, but in October.

This “hallmark holiday” is generally only celebrated in the Midwest and parts of the Northeast in the US, and according to this website, it commonly involves women giving their husbands or boyfriends candy. But from me to you, get your lady something to mark the holiday….a card, some candy, or a nice dinner out.

And if you are going to be on the jobsite that day, let me make another recommendation, especially if you are pulling wire. Ditch the old yellow wax wire pulling lubricant. I STRONGLY recommend you get Klein’s new Foam Wire Pulling Lubricant instead.

Why? Watch this...

Fire Saftey for Firefighters

Today, October 9th, marks National Fire Prevention Day. This day, in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, is a platform for fire officials to educate the public about the importance of fire safety.

Fire Safety

While firefighters and fire officials are providing us with this very important PSA, I’d like to take this opportunity to return the favor.

Last month, I received an email from Hector, who recently became a big fan of Klein Tools. Hector is a certified structural firefighter and he wrote to tell us about how much our new Hi-Visibility Tools have helped him on the job. But something he wrote in particular caught my attention:

"I recommend the glow in the dark tools to my fellow firefighters because it enhances life safety," he wrote.

Last Chance

With just days left, I am on the edge of my seat, because the race for Klein Tools Head of the Class instructor of the year award is still anyone’s game! And with a $1000 prize on the line, EVERY VOTE COUNTS!


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