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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.

Introducing our Electrician of the Year!

Just over two months ago, we started out on a search for the most outstanding electrician in the country. We were searching for an electrician who exhibits pride in their craft, who takes job-site safety to the highest standards, and who gives back to their community, and we found that in Billy Teaford.

Billy is our 2013 Electrician of the Year.

25 Years…and Counting

Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to attend one of my favorite Klein Tools events during the year, the 25-Year Dinner. It’s a night where the company recognizes and honors employees who celebrated their 25th work anniversary at Klein Tools in the previous year.

25 years! Can you imagine? It says a lot about the dedication and loyalty of a person who is willing to work at the same company for a quarter of a century.

This year Klein Tools welcomed eight new members to the 25 Year Club – all representing various divisions of the company: manufacturing, shipping, quality, and sales. We also had inductees from four of our seven US facilities – Lincolnshire, IL; Fort Smith, AR; Elk Grove Village, IL; and Mansfield, TX.

The Six Finalists are...

From nearly 200 Electrician of the Year nominees, we’ve narrowed it down to six. Gentlemen from across the country who inspired us with their dedication to professional development, dedication to safety, and dedication to their communities. It was an extremely tough decision, but we are proud to introduce the Electrician of the Year Regional Winners:

A Tribute to Electricians

It’s been two weeks since we closed the nomination process for Klein Tools’ Electrician of the Year, and we’ve spent the last couple of weeks sifting through nearly 200 nominations! I have to say, I have really enjoyed reading about all the nominees.

12 Days of Klein & Pin to Win!

We’ve heard you loud and clear. All you want for Christmas are Klein Tools, preferably free ones! So, here is your chance to win A LOT of free tools just in time for the holidays.

Here’s the deal. First, you have to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest. That’s where we’re going to give you all the details about these opportunities to win free tools. And start following us NOW, because we’ll start the giveaways the first week of December!

Your first big chance to win comes on Monday, December 2nd, when we kick off our...

12 Days of Klein

Happy Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving being so late this year, it’s given our Graphics Department a chance to be a little creative with the Klein Tools turkey.

And there are a couple of other blogs out there that are “gobbling” up our clever bird:

On a serious note, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the meaningful moments throughout the past year, and give thanks for those moments. And at Klein Tools, we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

But every year, we are most thankful for our loyal fans and customers.

We take great pride in delivering products made with the highest quality materials and superior workmanship, so that every tool we make has the performance, durability, and precision to stand up to the demands of professionals, like you, who use them every day. So, thank you for your continued support, and…

Fox Business News Talks Manufacturing with Tom Klein

If you were flipping through channels last week and happened to stumble upon Fox Business Channel (or if you were following us on Facebook or Twitter), then you might’ve gotten a quick glimpse inside our manufacturing facility in Lincolnshire, IL.

Fox Business News highlighted their Friday manufacturing segments with a series of quick live broadcasts from Klein Tools’ Lincolnshire plant. That is where we make screwdrivers, nut drivers, and other products.

A Fox Business News reporter was also on hand to gather some important manufacturing information from Klein Tools President Tom Klein.


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