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Posted on:July 8, 2019

Mastering the perfect tool handling technique can take years of on-the-job experience. Using a screwdriver properly, however, goes without explanation for skilled professionals, first-day apprentices and homeowners alike. Although they are not the most complicated tools, Klein Tools Screwdrivers and Nut Drivers feature varying tip types, hex sizes, shaft lengths and handle designs to help tradespeople across all fields find a tool job-matched for the work they do.

Professionals recognize Klein Tools Screwdrivers by just a few key characteristics, including:

  • Cushion-Grip or Comfordome® handles for maximized torque and comfort
  • Twist-resistant blade anchors inside the handle
  • Heat-treated, chrome-plated shanks for corrosion resistance and added durability
  • Tip-Ident® to quickly identify the type of screwdriver
  • Precision-machined tips for exact fit

Posted on:June 28, 2019

Although demanding deadlines can make it difficult to take the time to recognize hazards around you, wear proper safety protection and avoid fatigue, practicing the necessary precautions is more than just a recommendation. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job, totaling a staggering 4.6 million jobsite injuries a year.

Klein-equipped professionals get the job done wherever it is needed, including in high-risk environments such as on or near high-voltages or at height. Specifically, the installation, maintenance and repair and construction industries are noted within the top five occupations for the highest numbers of jobsite injuries resulting in days away from work.

At Klein Tools, safety remains a priority on and off the jobsite, day-in and day-out. In conjunction with NSC, we’re continuing the celebration National Safety Month. National Safety Month is observed annually in June to raise awareness for and reduce the leading causes of death on the job, at home and on the road.

Posted on:June 21, 2019

Performance. Durability. Precision. Efficiency. Comfort.

Klein Tools offers more than 4,000 products and each one is job-matched so tradespeople worldwide, and across all fields, can find the tools perfect to function and fit. From a tool’s mechanics all the way down to its handle, every feature plays a part in getting the job done right. Although most won’t think twice about it, the grip at the end of your tool is worth noting, providing all-day comfort for all-day use.

Let’s take a closer look at just a few handle types featured on Klein Tools’ jobsite essentials.

Posted on:June 14, 2019

Day-in and day-out, professionals across all trades rely on Klein Tools to get the job done. And when it comes time to relax after a job well done, tradespeople can still count on us. In addition to high-quality tools for use on the job, Klein Tools also offers versatile products that come in handy after hours.

Keep dad’s #JourneymanCave stocked up just in time for Father’s Day with the these five summertime essentials.

1. Tradesman Pro™ Tough Box Cooler, 48-Quart (Cat. No. 55650) 

Backyard beverages will remain chilled and close at hand when using Klein’s New Tradesman Pro™ Tough Box Cooler. Upsized from Klein’s original 17-quart model, this whopping homesite essential keeps items cool for up to 30 hours and can fit up to 72 cans or 40 bottles – perfect for maximum hydration on or off the job!

Posted on:June 7, 2019

Electricity was first used residentially for lighting in the 1880s. These early electrical systems were very expensive and cumbersome, however, requiring the use of direct current. As smaller household appliances became available, the first plugs and sockets were also introduced. Early inventions included light bulb-style outlets, which directly plugged into a home’s lamp socket.

By the early 1900s, several countries had developed adaptions to Harvey Hubbell's "Separable Attachment Plug". As the demand for electricity at home increased, an awareness of the risk of electrical hazards also rose. At the World’s Fair in 1904, scientists and engineers agreed for the first time that global standards for electrotechnology were needed, resulting in the founding of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The introduction of two-pin and three-pin wall receptacles soon followed.

Electricity Expands Globally

Posted on:May 10, 2019

The skills gap continues to impact jobsites worldwide with pressing deadlines demanding an immediate solution. Together, we can raise awareness about the many benefits of working in the trades and encourage the next generation of skilled professionals to pursue alternative career options. 

May 8, 2019, marked the inaugural SkillsUSA National Signing Day, presented by Klein Tools. Similar to signing day events for student athletes, almost 300 schools nationwide celebrated nearly 3,000 high school seniors dedicated to pursuing a career in the trades. Although we can’t highlight every event that happened from coast to coast, here’s a recap from just five of the schools that participated in last week’s celebration.

Posted on:April 26, 2019

Mark your calendars!

On May 8, 2019, SkillsUSA and Klein Tools will host the first-ever SkillsUSA National Signing Day. This historic event will celebrate almost 3,000 high school seniors dedicated to pursuing careers in the skilled trades nationwide.

And there’s still plenty of time to join in on the celebration. In fact, SkillsUSA and Klein Tools are counting on YOU to help make this event that much more memorable for today’s aspiring professionals, so here’s five reasons why you won’t want to miss out.

Posted on:April 19, 2019

Although all tradespeople complete hours of intense training to perfect their craft, lineworker apprenticeships and journeyman designations call for exceptional grit. More than 7,000 hours of training goes into learning the ins and outs of working at heights and near high-voltages. Here’s just a few valuable lessons aspiring professionals might face while on their journey to becoming a career lineworker.

1. The technical aspects of the trade drive success.

Learning, and mastering, the basics of electrical components builds a solid foundation for a successful, lifelong career. Classroom knowledge combined with hands-on training helps all electricians get started, but up and coming lineworkers must also learn how to climb poles safely and work near high-voltages. Professionals gradually find their footing in the industry as the tools and tricks of the trade are handed down from generation to generation.

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.

Appropriate Asks

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.

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