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Klein Tools, Inc.

450 Bond Street, Lincolnshire, IL, 60069, US

  • 800-553-4676

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Tina Bush
Phone: 847-821-3318
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Klein Tools, Inc.

Portable Tools

High-Visibility Tools are available with glow-in-the-dark handle.

November 23, 2015

Hi-Viz (high-visibility) drivers feature glow-in-the-dark handles that help locate tools in dark or dimly lit places. Handles charge in natural or artificial light and glow for 30+ min. Specific models include Hi-Viz #2 Phillips Screwdriver, Hi-Viz ¼ in. Cabinet-Tip Screwdriver, and Hi-Viz 6-in-1 Multi-Bit Screwdriver/Nut Driver. Chrome-finished Hi-Viz drivers also come with Cushion-Grip handle, which promotes torque while reducing operator fatigue. Read More

Portable Tools, Electrical Equipment & Systems

All-Purpose Pliers include crimper.

October 20, 2015

Combining functions of wire stripper, long-nose pliers, and crimper in one tool, All-Purpose Pliers with Crimper (Cat. No. J207-8CR) can cut and strip 10–18 AWG solid and 12–20 AWG stranded wire. Tool can also grab and loop wire as well as crimp non-insulated connectors, lugs, and terminals. Made of forged steel for durability, pliers have induction-hardened cutting knives, hot-riveted joint for smooth action with no handle wobble, and dual-material Journeyman™ handles for firm grip. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Portable Tools

Holemaking Tools are engineered for performance, durability.

September 4, 2015

Made from heavy-duty steel, holemaking products are engineered for optimized for life expectancy and performance. Bi-metal hole saws cut stainless steel, mile steel, drywall, ceiling tile, laminate, wood, and plastic. Double-fluted step drill bits have thick, extra-long, 3/8 in. hex shank that provides firm, positive grip in drill and won’t spin out. Also available, wood boring bits feature low-torque design and can change direction when drilling holes to customize shape. Read More

Portable Tools

Adjustable-Length Screwdriver features removable shaft.

August 3, 2015

As durable as traditional fixed blade screwdriver, Adjustable-Length Screwdriver features shaft that adjusts anywhere from 4–8 in. in length. Shaft is removable and reversible with different tip (#2 Phillips and ¼ in. slotted) on each end, enabling users to carry fewer tools. Cushion-Grip handle delivers maximum comfort and torque. Read More

Portable Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

Non-Contact Voltage Tester features independent flashlight.

May 8, 2015

Detecting full range of 12–1,000 Vac, NCVT-3 accommodates needs of low and standard voltage environments. Integrated flashlight works independent of voltage detection function. In addition to carrying CAT IV 1,000 V safety rating, this IP67 dustproof and waterproof unit features drop protection up to 6.6 ft, simultaneous visual and audible voltage indicators, and pocket clip to facilitate storage and access. Auto Power-Off functionality helps conserve and extend battery life. Read More

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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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

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