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Posted on:February 19, 2021

While Klein Tools is often most recognized for electricians’ hand tools like pliers, screwdrivers and cutters, there are numerous categories across various trades where Klein makes products. As we continue our process of diving into various categories offered by Klein Tools, today we’ll look at one that may not be as known, saws and blades. Below, take a look at the different varieties of saws and blades we make, and learn how they may be useful across various trades.

Posted on:February 12, 2021

Throughout 2021, once a month we’re continuing to bring you a Klein Timeline Snapshot: a look back in time at a specific year, looking at what the world was like in said year, and what was happening with Klein Tools.

This month’s year: 1993

Posted on:February 5, 2021

When we are in the middle of winter and the amount of daylight is limited, artificial lighting is more important than ever. Luckily, Klein Tools has a full range of lighting products, all with unique features to fit into whatever scenarios you may encounter. Take a look at some of the lighting options we offer and learn what lighting device is right for your needs.

Posted on:January 29, 2021

Over the past several weeks, we’ve focused this blog on looking at different lines of Klein Tools and breaking down the varieties of said tool that Klein offers. We continue that process today, with a focus on cable cutters, a staple in the tool bag of many trade professionals. While all cable cutters are essentially designed for the same task of cutting various cables, the way they are engineered can make certain jobs quicker and easier.

Posted on:January 22, 2021

Pliers have always been one of the cornerstones of Klein Tools’ business. Mathias Klein made the first pair of Klein pliers himself, back in 1857, and today we produce 165 different varieties of pliers for specific trades and tasks. While it would take a much longer blog than we have room for to break down every variety, one key differentiator for our pliers is the handles. The colors and styles of the handles on Klein’s pliers help users to identify what line a pair of pliers belongs to, and certain color handles are designed with certain features in mind. Take a look at what some of those different handles mean in terms of using the pliers.

Insulated Handles
-These orange and black handled pliers feature a unique three-part insulation with a white underlayer that provides a warning sign that insulation may be compromised. These pliers are designed to protect the user from electric shock and meet or exceed ASTM F1505 and IEC 60900 standards for insulated tools. Small thumbguards on both sides help provide for ease of use and easy storage in a tool belt.

Posted on:January 15, 2021

Klein Tools has spent many years designing and perfecting various forms of personal protective equipment, including gloves, safety vest, knee pads and quite importantly, hard hats and safety helmets. Head protection is especially important given how many jobsite injuries are head related and how serious they can be. As great as these forms of head protection can be, additional accessories can improve their functionality and even how comfortable they are. Below you’ll find some of Klein Tools’ hard hat and safety helmet accessories and learn a bit about how they can make your head protection more functional and more comfortable so you keep your hard hat on and your head safe.

Posted on:January 8, 2021

Throughout 2021, once a month we’re continuing to bring you a Klein Timeline Snapshot: a look back in time at a specific year, looking at what the world was like in said year, and what was happening with Klein Tools.

This month’s year: 1857

Brown sugar: $.09 per pound
Bar soap: $.23
Illinois Central Railroad ticket: $.02 per passenger per mile

What was happening in the world: January 9, 1857, the United States experienced one of the largest recorded earthquakes in US history, the 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake. Occurring at about 8:20 a.m. in central and southern California, it had an estimated magnitude of 7.9 and ruptured the southern part of the San Andreas Fault for a length of about 225 miles. The earthquake is named after Fort Tejon because that was the location that experienced the greatest amount of damage.

Posted on:December 23, 2020

You've heard about our regional Electrician of the Year Winners, as well as our National Winner, John Kinney. Below, get to know each of them a little more!

Region 1 – Dillon Schoenberg


-Dillon Schoenberg is an electrician that was born and raised in Alaska and spent his entire life around trade professionals. His father was a self-described “construction guru,” and Dillon spent his childhood watching his father work and developing a passion for the electrical industry specifically. Dillon enrolled in the Alaska Job Corps Electrical Program, where he met instructor Ben Kainer, who he credits with teaching him everything he knows about being the most safe and efficient worker possible, as well as how to retain information learned in the field. Dillion’s biggest passion is helping families however he can, especially on service calls. He says that his passion and knowledge only continue to grow, and he has his mentors and instructors from over the years to thank for that.

Posted on:December 18, 2020

Given that we’re more than halfway through December, the temperatures across most of the country have dropped, and we’re starting to see snow and ice storms regularly. Winter is just getting started, however, which means we’ve got another two to three months of this weather ahead of us. Luckily, Klein Tools recently launched a line of cold weather gear, perfect for keeping you warm from head to toe during the winter, both on and off the jobsite. Take a look at some of the new gear below:

Posted on:December 9, 2020

Every month in 2020, we’ll be brining you a Klein Timeline Snapshot: a look back in time at a specific year, looking at what the world was like in said year, and what was happening with Klein Tools.

This month’s year: 1933

-Women’s cotton blouse: $0.39
-California oranges: $0.21 per dozen
-Pontiac Straight Eight: $585.00

What was happening in the world: December of 1933 was a big month for the United States, as the Congress passed the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment and ending Prohibition. Congress ratified the 18th Amendment in 1919, which established the prohibition of alcohol in the United States, meaning that there was a nationwide ban on producing, importing, transporting and selling alcohol. This was the product of a decades-long push by the temperance movement, which tried to convince Americans that banning alcohol would help resolve poverty and other issues plaguing society. This ban lasted all the way until the end of 1933, when the 21st Amendment was passed. The 18th Amendment is the only amendment in history to be repealed.

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