How to Ace a Head of the Class Nomination

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School is in session! Klein Tools needs your help finding the 2019 Electrician of the Year — Head of the Class.

Every year, hundreds of nominees compete for the title of Klein Tools Electrician of the Year. This year, the curriculum has changed. We’re searching specifically for electrical instructors who inspire and educate the next generation of skilled professionals.

Heavy-Duty Jobs Demand Heavy-Duty Tools

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Klein’s robust product development team is dedicated to understanding and meeting the needs of skilled tradespeople worldwide. Our team identifies new jobsite challenges as they appear, working to find innovative solutions that better equip professionals for their daily workloads. As efficiency remains a priority across all industries, demanding deadlines drive a universal need for more efficient, more ergonomic tools.

Don't Let Heat Knock You off Your Feet

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From power outages due to heat waves to buckling pavement, rising temperatures can cause serious damage. Even as the summer months heat up, professional tradespeople remain committed to the job. Working through extreme heat, however, sparks a challenge of its own.

From Sea to Sparks

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The first steps in a new career require patience as it takes many years of experience to gain the skills and knowledge needed to be successful. Although unknown challenges along the way can cause hesitation, determination helps reach accomplishments far greater than ever anticipated.

The story of Klein Tools’ founder, Mathias Klein, encompasses this lesson. Here’s a closer look at Mathias’ voyage for success – the beginning of Klein Tools’ 162-year-old tradition of high-quality, innovative products. Hint: He never could have expected the impact his work would have on tradespeople…

Heads Up! Hard Hats Help Avoid Jobsite Hazards

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Although it can be uncomfortable to load up on extra gear, taking the time to dress properly and remain equipped for the day’s tasks is essential. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including eyewear, gloves, hard hats, knee pads and more, plays a vital role in minimizing exposure to hazards across all jobsites.

Keeping up with the past and present safety regulations also helps professionals stay in tune with best practices. For instance, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard 1926.100 requires employees working in areas where…

Sustainable Microgrids Drive Residential Power Delivery

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From the world’s first electromagnetic generator to modern electrical grids, power delivery has evolved greatly since early inventors first discovered electricity and its extensive capabilities. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), renewable energy now contributes to roughly a third of global power capacity – reflecting an ongoing shift towards sustainable power. Although many areas use on-grid electrical systems, individuals and remote communities turn to microgrid, renewable energy systems to save some green and maximize energy storage.

Jobsite Advancements Hold Roots in Yesterday’s Discoveries

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There are many ways the world has evolved since the first pair of Klein Tools pliers was forged together for a telegraph lineman in need in 1857. Today, technology and innovation help professionals get the job done in new ways. When combined with skillfulness, and industry expertise, jobsite advancements lead to not only increased capabilities but also improved efficiency.

Check out a few ways technology continues to impact the skilled trades:

Shape Matters: A Klein Tools Guide to Common Screwdriver Designs

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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.

Three Tips to Remember during National Safety Month

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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.

Get a (Cushion-)Grip on Your Jobsite Essentials

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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.