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Switchable Drive System allows power and hand tool alternation.

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Press Release Summary:

July 23, 2014 - Switch Drive™ Handle System lets users alternate any accessory with power groove between power tool and hand tool. Quick release mechanism in handle secures any accessory with ¼ in. hex, and two models are available. Power Driver Set (SKU: 32700) features Switch Drive handle plus No. 2 Phillips and No. 2 Square 6 in. power blades, while Power Nut Driver Set includes handle and three 2 in. magnetic power nut drivers (¼, 5/16, and 3/8 in.).

Klein Tools, Inc.

450 Bond Street, Lincolnshire, IL, 60069, USA

Original Press Release

Klein® Tools Introduces the Switch Drive System

Press release date: July 14, 2014

Switch from a handle to a drill in a snap!

(Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (http://www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, announced the release of the new Switch DriveTM Handle System to easily alternate any accessory with a power groove between a power tool and hand tool.

While power drills can make quick work of large fastening jobs, a screwdriver is still needed for those times when you need the finesse of a hand tool. Klein’s new Switch DriveTM Handle System allows you to switch between a power drill and hand tool minimizing the number of tools and saving space.

The patented quick release mechanism in the handle secures any accessory with a ¼” hex so you can move quickly from a power drill to a hand tool while maintaining the strength and performance found in a traditional Klein fixed blade screwdriver.

Available in two models, the Power Driver Set (SKU: 32700) features the Switch Drive handle plus #2 Phillips and #2 Square 6" (152 mm) power blades. The Power Nut Driver Set includes the handle and three 2" (51 mm) magnetic power nut drivers (1/4”, 5/16”, and 3/8”).

“While the use of power drills for fastening is on the rise, the ratio of hand tool vs. power tool use is 50/50,” states Jon Ginsberg, product manager at Klein Tools. ”The Klein Tools Switch Drive Handle System offers a quick and easy way to alternate between the handle and the drill, without sacrificing the durability or performance demanded of Klein’s professional tools.”

For more information including video, visit our website at http://www.kleintools.com or contact your local distributor.

Klein Tools is a registered trademark of Klein Tools, Inc.
Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.

Media Contact:
Klein Tools
Tina Bush
tbush@kleintools.com
1-847-821-3318

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