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Klein Tools, Inc.

450 Bond St., Lincolnshire, IL, 60069, US

  • 847-821-5500
  • 800-553-4676

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Tina Bush
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Phone: 847-821-3318
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Machinery & Machining Tools

Drill Tap Tools enable single-step drilling, tapping, deburring.

January 23, 2015

Intended for use on up to 10 gauge metal and supplied with 6 commonly used tap tools, Drill Tap Tool Kit (Cat No. 32217) lets users drill, tap, and deburr in one step. Each tap works with quick connect in power tools, and carrying case keeps taps in one place for immediate access. While 1/4 in. hex facilitates application with quick connect, high speed steel promotes durability. There are 6 tap sizes, plus 2 extra of commonly used bits, and carrying case comes with 2 bonus bits. Read More

Portable Tools, Mounting & Attaching Products

Wire Grip handles both coated and galvanized guy wire.

November 26, 2014

Designed for use with cable sizes from 0.16–0.55 in., Chicago® Grip - Coated Guy Wire features sawtooth jaw profile that will not slip on coated or galvanized guy strand. Longer 5 in. jaw also increases surface area in contact with cable, which minimizes cable damage. Read More

Portable Tools

Combo-Tip Drivers engage tightly with screws.

October 27, 2014

Designed for maximum contact with combination head screws most commonly found on electrical devices and fittings, Combination-Tip Drivers include Fixed-Blade Screwdrivers, Impact Rated Power Drivers, and 11-in-1 Screwdriver. Each is custom heat-treated to withstand torque needed to fasten all types of combination head screws. Made with quality steel for long-lasting bit shape and strength, drivers feature cushion-grip handle for optimum torque and comfort. Read More

Portable Tools

Combination Tip Drivers afford application flexibility.

October 24, 2014

Designed for maximum contact with combination head screws commonly found on electrical devices and fittings, Combination-Tip Drivers include fixed-blade screwdrivers, impact rated power drivers, and 11-in-1 screwdriver. All are heat-treated to withstand torque needed to fasten different types of combination head screws, and feature steel quality ends to maintain bit shape and strength. Another feature, cushion-grip handle, promotes torque and operator comfort. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Dual Laser IR Thermometer is rugged and portable.

September 18, 2014

With dual laser targeting, IR2000A measures temperature, from -76 to +1022°F, of circular area between 2 points. This gun is protected against drops from up to 6.6 ft and incorporates backlit display and work light. Other features include 12:1 distance-to-spot ratio, auto temperature scan, °F/°C readings, K-type thermocouple with -83.2 to +2552°F range, and several sampling modes. High/low alarms are also provided, and gun automatically powers off after 60 sec of non-use.
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Lubricants

Foam Wire Pulling Lubricant has drip-free, non-staining formula.

September 8, 2014

Offering alternative to gel or wax lubricants, Foam Wire Pulling Lubricant (Cat No. 51100) is applied by user directly into conduit and then fills conduit and coats wires as they are pulled through. Formula stays where applied and won’t drip out even if it is used in vertical conduit. Supplied in 19 oz can, product wipes away clean and will not leave stains on hands, clothing, or carpet.
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Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Multifunctional Cable Tester serves voice/data/video projects.

July 28, 2014

While able to test continuity on voice (RJ11/12), data (RJ45), and video (F-connector) connections, Scout® Pro 2 Series also locates cable runs with location ID remotes, supports multiple tones to decipher wires, and can measure cable length to fault, on reel, or in box. LT models can measure cable length in feet or meters, and all models work with Test-n-Map™ remotes, which test, map, and identify location in one step. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Portable Tools

Screwdriver and Awl are available in demolition-grade versions.

July 22, 2014

Engineered, manufactured, and tested for prying, chiseling, and punching, demolition versions of No. 2 Phillips (SKU 603-4DD) screwdriver and Punch-Scratch Awl (SKU 650-DD) feature plated metal strike cap that protects handle from hammer blows. These U.S.-manufactured hand tools, designed for durability and reliability, also feature Cushion-Grip handle that simultaneously promotes torque and operator comfort. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Test Lead Set withstands temperature extremes.

June 25, 2014

Universal Premium Silicone Test Lead Set (Catalog No. 69416) includes one pair of test leads and removable CAT III / CAT IV caps. While silicone-insulated test leads withstand temperatures from -4 to +131°F, strain reliefs promote durability and toughness. Other features include built-in wear indicator on probe wires, banana-type inputs compatible with most multimeters and clamp meters, as well as leads that work with and fit lead storage compartments on Klein meters. Read More

Portable Tools, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electrician's Tools increase safety via 3-part insulation.

April 11, 2014

Comprised of New England style side cutters, diagonal cutters, long-nose pliers, cable cutters, pump pliers, and wire strippers, Electrician’s Insulated Tools are marked with 1,000 V symbol that indicates testing to 10,000 V. Injection-molded grips feature 3-part insulation; white underlayer acts as continuous sleeve around steel handle and serves as warning sign if insulation is compromised. Multi-color design features small thumb guards to facilitate handling and storage in tool belt. Read More

Portable Tools, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Long-Nose Pliers offer wire stripping function.

March 21, 2014

Built of forged steel with induction-hardened cutting knives, All-Purpose Pliers can strip, cut, and loop 8-16 AWG solid and 10-18 AWG stranded wire. Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble. Spring-loaded for self-opening action, tool also features screw shearing holes and dual-material Journeyman™ handles for firm, comfortable grip. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Cable Testers utilize TDR technology.

March 6, 2014

Made for testing coaxial, network, or telephone cables, Commander™ Series enables professionals to determine status of each wire in data, PoE, or communications/video system. Testers can verify shielding and identify wire faults including miswire, open, short, split-pair, and reverse pair. Using Time Domain Reflectometry technology, units can measure cable length and distance to fault. Users can detect, identify, and test Power over Ethernet as well as perform active network testing. Read More

Portable Tools

Impact Punchdown Tool utilizes 2-step process.

February 26, 2014

Made specifically for cable installation and maintenance of 110 and 66 panels, cross-connect systems, and wall-jacks, Cushion-Grip Impact Punchdown Tool and Blade ensure precise wire insertion and trim each time. Tool incorporates Hi/Low impact settings for adjustable compression force, inherently long shaft for reaching into narrow/crowded blocks, and Dura-Blade™ punchdown blade with Metal Injection Molded technology for durability. Read More

Portable Tools, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Ratcheting Cable Cutter features front loading jaws.

November 7, 2013

With high-leverage ratchet mechanism, Open Jaw Cable Cutter allows for single handed cutting of 600 MCM copper and 750 MCM aluminum without leaving burrs or sharp edges. Tool can also cut 1 1/8 in. communication cable. Front loading jaws wrap around cable in confined spaces, while spring release lever quickly resets blades between cuts. For comfort and firm grip, tool has plastic covered handles and hand guards. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products

Laptops/Tech Device Bags enable safe, portable storage.

November 5, 2013

For professionals who need to carry laptop or tablet, 25-pocket Tradesman Pro™ Tech Backpack (55456BPL) and 22-pocket Tradesman Pro Tech Bag (55455M) have separate compartments to keep laptops protected from other tools. Tradesman Pro™ Smartphone Holders 55460 (iPhone 4/5 size) and 55461 (Samsung Galaxy S® 3/4 size) offer magnetic flap closure and metal belt clip. Along with 2 layers of padding, Tradesman Pro™ Meter Carrying Cases feature heavy-duty zippers, and PVC-coated polyester. Read More

Portable Tools, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Ratcheting Hand Tool cuts, strips, and crimps cables.

September 19, 2013

As all-in-one tool for cable preparation and connection, VDV Compact Ratcheting Modular Crimper (Catalog No. VDV226-107) cuts, strips, and crimps data and voice cables. Direct lateral crimp action and heavy-duty ratchet ensure even, precise, and complete termination on every cycle, promoting dependable connections. While heavy-duty ratchet ensures complete termination by executing full compression cycle every time, ergonomic and compact design facilitates single-hand operation. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment

Auto Ranging Multimeter features waterproof case.

August 20, 2013

Designed for verifying and troubleshooting electrical circuits, Model MM500 measures up to 750 Vac/Vdc as well as resistance and continuity. Unit features totally sealed IP67-rated dust and waterproof case, 10 ft drop protection, and CAT IV 600 V safety rating. Meter offers 3-button functionality, detects AC or DC voltage automatically, and includes both visual and audible continuity indicators. When measuring in hard-to-access areas, Auto-Hold automatically locks reading on display. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Portable Tools

Wire Installation Rods are designed for safety and visibility.

April 11, 2013

Used for installations above ceilings, in attics, through walls, in crawl spaces, as well as under carpets and raised floors, Splinter Guard Fish and Glow Rods have protective coating that keeps users' hands free of fiberglass splinters when wire pulling. Rods come in various lengths and 5/32, 3/16, and ¼ in. flexibilities. Luminescent rods have been optimized for glow duration and intensity, and sets include bullet nose and hook attachments. Read More

Portable Tools

Pump Pliers feature curved jaw design.

February 22, 2013

Available in 10 and 12 in. Quick-Adjust models and 7, 10, and 12 in. Classic styles, Klein Klaw™ Pump Pliers have curved jaw that grasps with multiple points of contact compared to standard straight jaw pliers which only have 2 points of contact. Gripping surfaces of jaw have hardened teeth for positive gripping and minimized wear. Special groove at tip of jaw is designed for holding nails. With push button, quick ratchet feature, Quick-Adjust models can be adjusted to any position. Read More

Portable Tools, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Wire Stripper/Cutters are designed for streamlined operation.

January 22, 2013

Featuring tension loaded wire-grip that gently holds cable while retaining cable geometry, Katapult® Wire Stripper/Cutter (Cat. No. 11063W) strips and cuts 8–22 AWG wire. Stripping holes remove up to 1 in. of insulation in one step and without damaging wire. Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper/Cutter (Cat. No. 11061) has stripping head that adjusts to strip 10–20 AWG solid, 12–22 AWG stranded, and 12/2 and 14/2 Romex® wire. Standard features include tensioning knob and adjustable stopper. Read More

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