Electrical Equipment & Systems, Portable Tools

Side-Cutting Pliers also incorporate wire stripper/crimper.

March 30, 2016

In addition to cutting and stripping 10–12 AWG solid and 12–14 AWG stranded wire, 9 in. Journeyman™ (Cat No. J2139NECRN) crimps non-insulated connectors, lugs, and terminals. High-leverage design with crimping die positioned behind hinge promotes cutting and gripping power, and cross-hatched knurled jaws are optimized for gripping. Along with induction-hardened cutting knives, features include tool steel construction with hot-riveted joint and dual-material Journeyman handle. Read More

Portable Tools

Lineman's Pliers are designed for ergonomics and efficacy.

March 7, 2016

Sized to fit in tool belt or box, 6 in. (p/n 12206C) and 8.5 in. (p/n 12201C) Lineman's Pliers facilitate gripping, twisting, bending, and cutting of wire and cable. Both feature 2-tone (TPR) molded comfort grip handle as well as 6140CrV drop forged carbon alloy steel body with hardness level of 45 ±3 and blade hardness of 58-61. While both models also feature polished finish, 6 in. version is suited for work in tight areas.
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Portable Tools

Chainmaille Pliers Kit optimizes user comfort and control.

February 18, 2016

Used for creating and repairing chainmaille, Xuron® TK3700 Chainmaille Plier Kit combines Model 486 plier with 90° bent nose that lets user pick up jump rings without twisting wrists, Model 475 short nose plier for opening and closing jump rings, and Model 485FN flat nose plier for heavy wire and steel jump rings. Made from high carbon steel which is blackened to prevent glare, tools have ergonomic handles with soft Xuro-Rubber™ cushioned hand grips and Light-Touch™ concealed return springs. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Portable Tools

Lineman's Pliers feature comfort grip handle.

February 1, 2016

Available in 6 and 8.5 in. models, Lineman's Pliers feature 6140CrV drop forged carbon alloy steel body with hardness level of 45 ±3 and blade hardness of 58–61 to ensure clean cut for years. Two-tone TPR molded comfort grip handle facilitates gripping, twisting, bending, and cutting of wire and cable. Read More

Portable Tools

KNIPEX Tools Hose Clamp Pliers Wins Multiple Industry Awards

December 8, 2015

Hose clamp pliers honored for innovative, versatile features ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - The KNIPEX Tools LP-patented hose clamp pliers won both the Pro Tool Product Innovation Award and PTEN Innovation Award. The hose clamp pliers (85 51 250 A SBA), a part of KNIPEX’s Cobra® QuickSet line, is made specifically for opening hose clamps quickly and efficiently. The hose clamp pliers have... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Portable Tools

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

Portable Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

Klein® Tools Wins Four Pro Tool Innovation Awards

October 16, 2015

Tools are recognized for their multi-use functions saving time, money and space Lincolnshire, IL – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, was presented with four Pro Tool Innovation Awards for products launched this past year. The winning tools include Adjustable Length Screwdriver (Cat. No. 32751), Non-Contact Voltage... Read More

Portable Tools

Multipurpose Pliers integrate 3 additional tools in lower handle.

October 16, 2015

Constructed of heat-treated alloy steel, IRWIN® VISE-GRIP® Locking Multi-Pliers features stainless steel serrated fold-out knife blade and fold-out screwdriver. Latter includes ¼ in. bit holder with No. 2 Phillips® and 6–8 slotted bits. Curved jaw (5CR™) securely grips and torques multiple surface shapes; 5WR® jaw has built-in wire cutter and puts pressure on 4 points of any style nut or bolt head; and 6LN® jaw has 6 in. long, straight nose with hardened teeth for gripping from any angle. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Portable Tools

EC&M Magazine Announces Klein® Tools Wins 2015 Product of the Year

August 27, 2015

Klein Tools’ All-Purpose Pliers Receives Accolades for Multi-Functional Design Lincolnshire, IL – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, was awarded the 2015 Product of the Year award for its All-Purpose Pliers (Cat. No. J206-8C) by Electrical, Construction Maintenance Magazine. This product combines the functions of... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools, Portable Tools

Hand Tools suit 3D printing applications.

August 20, 2015

Made from alloyed steel with non-slip rubber grips, Xuron® 3D Printer Hand Tools are used for removing support material from 3D print, trimming filament, and servicing printer. Model 170-II Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter produces clean, square cut using shear action and has glare-eliminating black finish for optimum visibility when cleaning up prints. For holding filament and removing post printed support struts, Model 450 Tweezer-Nose™ Plier has needle nose precise enough to hold human hair. Read More

Portable Tools

Combination Tool pairs functionality of pliers and wrench.

June 2, 2015

Featuring pocket-sized, 5 in. design, KNIPEX Pliers Wrench Mini facilitates gripping, holding, pressing, and bending. All-in-one tool provides full-surface gripping capacity up to 7/8 in. and eliminates need for SAE or metric wrenches. Offering pushbutton adjustment and ratcheting action, tool stays in place for fast turns on repetitive tasks. Tool is constructed from German, chrome-vanadium electric steel, forged and oil-hardened, with smooth parallel jaws that will not damage workpiece. Read More

Portable Tools

Pliers (10 in.) feature fast-adjusting locking system.

May 5, 2015

Constructed from high-alloy German chrome vanadium steel with stable box-joint design and pinch guard, 10 in. Cobra® QuickSet locks in opening position until user resets position. Once pushbutton mechanism locks onto application, it stays locked in that position to facilitate for repetitive use. Hex-shaped gripping surface with hardened teeth (61 HRC) fits around any round, square, hex, or flat object, while thin head can be used in hard-to-reach places. Choice of handles is available.
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Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools

Electrical, Construction & Maintenance Magazine Announces Klein Tools®as a Multiple Winner for Excellence in New Product Design

April 20, 2015

Three Klein Tools’ products are recognized as category leaders in “2015 Product of the Year” awards Lincolnshire, IL — Klein Tools,, for professionals since 1857, announces that they won three product awards in Electrical, Construction Maintenance (ECM) Magazine’s Product of the Year competition. Klein’s... Read More

Portable Tools

Tool Case Kits contain comprehensive blade assortment.

February 16, 2015

Available in bordeaux, grey, and petrol, PB Swiss Tools’ Zip-Up Tool Cases each include SwissGrip 215 handle for interchangeable blades; flat/slotted blade size 2, 3, and 4; Phillips blade size 1 and 2; square reaming awl blade; flat/slotted precision screwdrivers size 0 and 1; and Knipex brand slip joint and combination pliers. Interchangeable SwissGrip handle, with soft Santoprene® surface, provides secure grip and is resistant to harsh chemicals. Read More

Portable Tools

Klein® Tools Rises to the Top in Tools of the Trade 2014 Survey

January 8, 2015

Klein screwdrivers and pliers are the #1 preferred brand Lincolnshire, IL – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, has been named as a preferred brand in a Tools of the Trade 2014 survey of 731 tradesmen. Out of six common tools, Klein was the preferred brand for two – screwdrivers and lineman's pliers. The... Read More

Portable Tools

Found: Canada's Oldest Pair of Klein Tools Side-Cutting Pliers!

December 18, 2014

100+ years old pliers handed down from great grandfather now worth $2,500CAD Lincolnshire, IL – Klein Tools, ( for professionals since 1857, set out to find Canada's oldest pair of Klein side-cutting pliers and ended up finding them in Winnipeg with the great grandson of an employee of The Northern Electric Company. ... Read More

Portable Tools

90 Degree Bent Nose Pliers pick up tiny objects without strain.

December 17, 2014

Used for working on chainmail and similar projects which require tools for picking up, holding, and forming tiny rings, wire, and clips, Xuron® Model 486 is made from carbon steel and has perfectly aligned, precision ground tips that let users pick up tiny objects without putting any strain on their wrists. Ergonomic design, which incorporates Xuro-Rubber™ hand grips and internal return spring for added agility, also feature blackened tips to prevent glare and reduce eye strain. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools

KNIPEX Tools Hose Clamp Pliers Wins 2014 Pro Tool Innovation Award

November 21, 2014

Single tool for hose clamps of different sizes makes work easier and provides reliable gripping ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The KNIPEX Tools LP patented, hose clamp pliers won a Pro Tool Innovation Award. KNIPEX (Model #85 51 250A SBA) hose clamp pliers have rotatable, universal tip inserts for reliably gripping spring hose clamps in all positions up to 2 ¾ -inch diameters. With a... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Portable Tools

Electronics Tool Kit fosters ESD-safe assembly and repair.

November 12, 2014

Xuron® TK3500 Home Electronics Tool Kit includes 3 precision assembly tools with hand grips designed for user comfort and component protection. Model 170-IIAS Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter has slim profile head for wire up to 18 AWG, Model 450AS tweezer-nose plier can grasp fine wire under 1 mil thick, and Model 501AS adjustable wire stripper accommodates 10–26 AWG stranded and solid wire. On all tools, static-safe hand grips exhibit 106–109 Ω surface resistivity. Read More

Lubricants, Material Handling & Storage, Portable Tools

Klein® Tools Wins Four Pro Tool Reviews Innovation Awards

October 27, 2014

New Wire Pulling Foam Lube Creates a Lather in the Industry (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools, for professionals since 1857, announced four of its products were honored with 2014 Pro Tool Reviews Innovation Awards. The Klein Tools product winners include Foam Wire Pulling Lubricant (Cat. No. 51100), All-Purpose Pliers (Cat. No. J206-8C), the Switch Drive Handle System (Cat. No. 32700 and... Read More