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Posted on:April 5, 2019

Across all jobsites, tradespeople overcome complex challenges in order to get the job done right. It’s their commitment, and their grit, that keeps our communities running. With a pressure to work efficiently, professionals work diligently to complete the day’s tasks, avoiding distractions which not only cause safety hazards but also jeopardize tight deadlines.

When on the job, however, many tradespeople are asked to complete additional work beyond their main assignment. It’s not uncommon for skilled professionals to finish the job through and through, no matter what they’re tasked with.  From moving furniture to serving lunch, some odd jobs are more suitable than others.

Clients commonly make last-minute requests, which impact a tradesperson’s workload.
From the time they arrive on the jobsite, professionals stay prepared for the day’s tasks.

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Posted on:April 1, 2019

Everybody knows the story about Mathias Klein, who completed the first pair of Klein Pliers for a telegraph lineman in need in 1857. The story that, until today has gone untold, details this innovator’s endless appetite to further meet tradespeople’s needs across all jobsites. Shortly after forging a new half to a broken pair of side-cutting pliers, Mathias headed to his cast iron stove with an idea – a sandwich that could restore his energy needed to finish the day’s work.

Lunchtime is a crucial part of the day for any tradesperson to recharge between challenging tasks. These well-deserved breaks also help prevent jobsite fatigue while decreasing the chance of risks. That’s why Klein Tools’ team of engineers, craftsman and workers are proud to announce a new jobsite service that extends beyond our well-known heritage of high-quality, professional-grade hand tools.

Posted on:March 22, 2019

Since Klein Tools’ founding more than 160 years ago, our company, and family, has celebrated many important milestones. Along the way, several limited-edition Klein Tools products have helped to recognize the impact we’ve made together. From significant anniversaries to honoring the tradespeople that keep the world running, we owe it all to you – the skilled professionals that get the job done right day-in and day-out.

Check out the following limited-edition Klein Tools products, and let us know which ones you have seen in action on the job.

2007 – 150th Anniversary Tools (Various model numbers)

Posted on:March 15, 2019

In 1857, Mathias Klein completed the first pair of Klein pliers for a telegraph lineman in need. Although Klein Tools’ complete product offering now provides tradespeople across all fields with the tools needed to get any job done right, we remain committed to meeting the demands of the professionals who have depended on Klein Tools products since day one. From battery-operated tools and impact sockets to lineman buckets, climbing equipment and more, line workers can find exactly the solution they are looking for.

In fact, no line worker’s tool bag is complete without one of Klein’s Wire Pulling Grips, which our team has been manufacturing for more than 135 years. By combining superior strength and durability, these jobsite essentials provide professionals with just the right tension to complete complex wiring jobs.

Posted on:March 8, 2019

Gender roles first evolved when Rosie the Riveter pioneered the way for women to take on industrial jobs, including welding, machine operating and other hands-on positions. As wartime demand decreased, however, women were pushed to return to their traditional, household roles – despite becoming highly skilled professionals.

Although the gender divide in the trades is shrinking, according to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), today, women make up just 9.1 percent of the construction industry in the United States. Gender-specific challenges, such as increased risk potential, jobsite hostility, lack of mentoring and others, prevent many aspiring individuals from entering the trades.

Posted on:March 1, 2019

A career in the trades plays a vital role beyond just personal aspirations because the world’s infrastructure depends on tradespeople for day-to-day maintenance. The benefits on an individual level, however, are still worth noting. According to Klein’s “State of the Industry” survey results, half of young electricians chose a career in the industry due to the field’s job security. On top of other benefits, such as the problem solving, technical and hands-on aspects of the job, the trades offer rewarding opportunities.

Despite practicing necessary safety procedures, completing tough tasks for years on the job – in harsh conditions, nonetheless – can start to take a toll on a tradesperson’s body. That doesn’t mean your time in the trades has to end; it might just be time for a change. Many tradespeople stay involved in the industry by opening the doors to their own business.

Posted on:February 22, 2019

USB technology has evolved significantly since its first introduction, affecting day-to-day to operations across all industries. In the late 1990s, proprietary versions of USB power delivery were just that – a convenient source of battery power in devices such as computer mice, keyboards, and other accessories. Though USB ports initially reduced the number of necessary dedicated ports, connectivity was unidirectional. The technology did not support charging capabilities and was unable to simultaneously conduct data transfer and power delivery.

Today, USB tech enables hi-speed connectivity, powers – and charges – many of our everyday devices and supports mass data storage. A decrease in the number of connections needed for complete functionality has greatened system efficiency and simplified power-management. After almost twenty years of growing popularity, however, users have had to adapt to different USB cable ports.

Settling Some Cord Confusion

Posted on:February 15, 2019

Starting with the initial product development process through the final purchasing experience, Klein’s team of innovators puts six generations worth of expertise into every tool that we create – every step of the way. Those Lineman’s Pliers in your tool bag underwent rigorous quality inspections to ensure they have what it takes to stand up to harsh jobsite conditions. Klein Tools Pliers feature core characteristics, such as comfortable grips, induction hardened cutting knives and a high-leverage design, to meet the demands of the professionals who use them every day.

Did we mention there are more than 150 plier models available?

Posted on:February 8, 2019

Professionals often share stories of how their Klein tools withstand the many tests of time. While we don’t encourage these accidental durability tests, we do appreciate hearing how Klein Tools products exceed expectations for quality and durability. Recently, Klein’s Flashlight with Worklight (Cat. No. 56028) hung right where it was needed, even after being long-forgotten.

Posted on:February 1, 2019

The forecast has arrived: weather-related jobsite challenges will continue to snowball all winter.

This week, cities across the United States issued wind chill warnings, advising individuals to stay indoors. Fortunately, some employers excused time off. Others, however, dialed-in for overtime. During emergencies like these, yes, even when a “polar vortex” whirls in record-breaking low temperatures, skilled tradespeople keep the power and the water running.

Harsh jobsite conditions and frigid temperatures make professionals think twice about their own safety, while also looking out for their brothers and sisters in the field. From winter wearables to safety supplies, when the next big chill hits, keep these tips in mind to help prevent weather-related incidents.


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