I was browsing Buzzfeed this week (a perfectly legitimate way to waste a couple of hours) and came across this handy list of things I didn’t know my iPhone could do. It got me thinking of our brand-new VDV Commander™. This Voice-Data-Video tester is only a couple inches larger than an iPhone, and also has a whole slew of features. In this case, these features are for anyone doing low-voltage work.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.