As with any product, hand tools have to go through a long process of development before they make it into the hands of trade professionals. From the initial concept all the way through to when tools are on shelves for purchase, there are dozens of steps involved to make a tool idea into a tool in-hand.
One of the most important steps in development for Klein Tools is product testing.
As population rates continue to rise, and the boom in both residential and commercial construction continues, the need for more trained HVAC professionals across the country is also rapidly growing. Previously we’ve looked at the best cities for electricians, taking into account both average salaries and availability of jobs. Today, we’ll use the same criteria to look at what the best cities are for HVAC professionals.
As we move into the new year, many people have taken part in the time-honored tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions. While it is estimated that around 80 percent of people break their New Year’s resolutions within the first month and a half of a new year, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t value in setting them and trying to make improvements to your own habits.
With the costs of college rising exponentially over the last decade, many students are choosing to pursue trade schools rather than traditional four-year universities. While enrollment rates in colleges have risen this century, so have those for trade schools, at almost equal rates.
As the holidays approach, many tradespeople will be traveling around the country, visiting friends and family to celebrate. While most people plan ahead for packing things like socks, underwear and toiletries, one thing that might not cross your mind until it’s too late: how do you pack your tools? You never know when or where a job could pop up, plus it’s almost inevitable that when you get home your family will have something they need you to work on.
Although it may feel earlier than normal, winter is approaching, and it looks like cold weather is here to stay. With another season of record-low temperatures predicted, it’s important to use every tool available to stay safe and warm. Luckily, we’ve got a full selection to help you do just that!
Check out these essentials to keep you working through the winter.
From the type of cutting edge to the handle design, there is a lot to consider when choosing the tool that is best-suited for the job at hand. Another important distinction includes whether the knife blades are shear cut or pinch cut. This difference in cutting capability largely affects the tool’s intended purpose and the materials it can successfully cut through.
Klein Tools remembers the excitement of the first-ever Skills USA National Signing Day. On May 8, 2019, roughly 3,000 high school seniors were recognized for their commitment to pursuing a career in the skilled trades.