You’re not cool, unless you have a cooling towel!

Man, it’s been a hot one this summer!!! Forget about frying an egg on the sidewalk; this kind of heat would fry an egg inside the chicken.

If you have to work outside or if you working inside with no air conditioning it’s brutal!

Unfortunately, sticking you head in a bucket of cool water is great, but it doesn’t last.

The good news is that Klein has a great product to cool you down and keep you cooled down. And the best part? It is reusable!

Klein Cooling Towel, Gray 60093

  • Advanced PVA cooling technology
  • Feels cooler than ambient air temperature
  • Activates quickly; under a minute!
  • Stays cool for hours
  • Multi-use; reactivate several times
  • 13-Inch x 29.5-Inch (330 mm x 749 mm)
  • To activate or re-use, wet the towel and gently wring out the excess water
  • Machine or hand wash with mild detergent; air dry only
  • Store damp in storage tube with cap off for daily use

~Woody

You will have a magnetic personality!

It’s always the same problem, you’re up on a ladder, trying to hang a light or a ceiling fan and the screws they provide are always so small, that if you don’t use a magnetic tipped screw driver it is impossible to keep from dropping the screw. This can cause a lot of trips up and down a ladder, and if you lose the screw, forget it. You will of course find it, a week later when you are walking through your living room barefoot and it goes right into the bottom of your tootsie! This could cause an infection, gangrene and death!

To avoid all of this, wouldn’t be cool if you could magnetize all your screwdrivers?

Well now you can the Klein MAG2!

  • Magnetizes and demagnetizes screwdriver tips and bits using powerful rare-earth magnets
  • Single swipe operation provides immediate magnetization and demagnetization
  • Fits most screwdrivers including precision screwdrivers, 1/4 Slotted, #2 Phillips and #3 Phillips
  • Attaches to tool bags or backpacks with the included stainless-steel key ring
  • No batteries required
  • Made in USA with global components

To magnetize: insert screwdriver fully into magnetizing slot; avoid rotating the shaft while drawing out slowly.

To demagnetize: insert screwdriver fully into demagnetizing slot; avoid rotating the shaft while drawing out slowly.

~Woody

Music lover’s problem, chewing food to the beat of a song.

6005423I do a lot of home projects, and I love to listen to music while I work. In my house it’s easy. I just turn up the surround sound loud enough to hear it in every room. The only problem is, so can my neighbors! Although I did see an older coupling walk past my house bobbing their heads to “LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR!”

So, I started just using my phone. Taking it from room to room. Not the best quality and it reminds me of the old transistor radios we carried around as kids. Ear buds, as it turns out, were not the answer. I got the cord wrapped around a drill bit and tore them right out of my ears.

Then I found this!

The Klein Wireless Job Site Speaker.

  • Connects wirelessly via Bluetooth* or a wired auxiliary input
  • 8 ft (10 m) connectivity range (in open space)
  • 10-Hour battery life
  • Drop protected up to 6.6 ft (2 m)
  • Powerful rear magnet holds speaker to metal surfaces (panels, ducts, etc.)
  • Twist-lock flange mounts to Klein’s Lighted Tool Bag (Cat. No. 55431)
  • 1/4-20 threaded mount on bottom allows attachment to any standard tripod
  • Rated IP45 waterproof/dustproof
  • Able to answer calls hands-free with the built-in speakerphone
  • Includes 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo auxiliary cable and micro USB-to-standard USB charging cable

 

FYI : Even though you can connect the speaker to the Tool Bag full of tools, I don’t advise trying to hold it up to your ear while dancing like we did with boom boxes in the old days!

~Woody

What happens in a black hole, stays in a black hole!

Holes! In the electrical industry they are very important. We put pipe in them, stick wires through them, and even install lighting in them.

Today we are lucky, we have all kinds of fun tools to make them with! In the old days, holes were made with manual drills that you would have to crank by hand. This could take days, but your arms would at least look great!

So, it’s so cool that Klein has so many great options for making holes.

Everything from the Carbide-Tipped cutters that go from ½” – 2” pipe sizes, an adjustable hole saw to cut in can lights, and these really neat Ship-Auger Bits that will go through nails, wood, vinyl plastic and heavy timber. (They would also be great in a horror movie.)

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What do you get if you cross a glow worm with a python? A 15 foot strip light that can strangle you to death!

hiviz_driver_0Ever since I was a kid, I have loved anything that glows in the dark. My sister and I used to love to play, “The Barnabas Collins Dark Shadows Game!” Your goal? Be the first person to assemble a full skeleton. You draw a bone or stake from the coffin each turn, though you’re going to want to avoid the stakes. Oh, and the skeleton glows in the dark. “If you win, the curse of the vampire is yours!” Yes, we had a strange Mother who loved horror movies and to scare us to death whenever she could.

Another great pass time was catching lightning bugs……..and then smearing the tails on our arms, running around the yard in the dark until the lightning bug goo quit glowing.

So it is very cool that Klein tools has come out with a line of screw drivers that have handles that glow in the dark!

The Hi-Viz Drivers.

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  • Excellent glow-in-the-dark feature allows you to find your tools in the dark.
  • Handle charges when placed in direct sunlight or artificial light.
  • Precision-machined tip provides accurate fit and torque without slippage.
  • Tip-Ident® quickly identifies the screwdriver type and tip orientation.
  • Premium chrome-plated for smooth feel and corrosion resistance.
  • Internal flanges inside handle provide solid, twist-resistant blade anchor.
  • Special heat-treated shafts.
  • Meets or exceeds applicable ASME/ANSI specifications.

~Woody

One Tool to rule them all, One Tool to find them; One Tool to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

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You’re charged with a quest! To install a new outlet in order to plug in the new landscape lights. This journey will lead into the dark underbelly of your house, known as “The Crawl Space.”
You must choose your weapons carefully, for you will be alone with no elves, dwarfs, or small hairy folk to help you. First, the Klein 602-7DD Demolition Driver. It has a seven inch blade and is made to chisel through rock and stone. (Disclaimer: It will not glow when Orcs are around!) Next, the most important, the Klein J206-8C All-Purpose Pliers. With this tool you can strip solid or stranded wire, shear 6-32 and 8-32 screws, and the long nose is great for grabbing and looping wire. The long nose can also be used to UN lodge small shiny items that may be stuck in the earth with the power to save the world.

  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • EC&M Magazine’s Product of The Year 2015 Platinum Award Winner
  • Strips and cuts 8-16 AWG solid and 10-18 AWG stranded wire.
  • Long nose for extended reach, grabbing and looping wire.
  • 6-32 and 8-32 screw shearing.
  • Induction-hardened cutting knives for hard wire.
  • Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action with no handle wobble.
  • Forged steel for maximum durability.
  • Spring-loaded for self-opening action.
  • Dual material Journeyman handles provide better grip.

~Woody

My non-contact meter can beat your non-contact meter!

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These things have been around for years! You always see electricians with them in their front pocket along with two pens, a sharpie, one stick of gum, and the case for their safety glasses. Then there is always the battle over who has the best one. You will hear things like, “I’ve dropped this thing from 20 feet and it still works….. sometimes.” or “Well I dropped mine in a vat of toxic chemicals and now it really glows…… sometimes.”
When it comes to an electrical tester, you really don’t want it to work “sometimes.”
Klein Tools have designed a non-contact voltage tester that is almost indestructible! It is shock, water, and dust resistant and even has a built-in LED flashlight.

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The Klein NCVT-3
The NCVT-3 provides non-contact detection of AC voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, light fixtures, switches, outlets and wires as well as doorbells, thermostats, low voltage lighting and irrigation systems.

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• Convenient LED flashlight may be used independent of voltage detection function
• The visual indicator of the presence of voltage is an LED bar graph – the higher the voltage sensed, or the closer to the voltage source, the more LEDs light up
• Bar graph visual voltage indicator utilizes five vibrant LEDs for easy interpretation/viewing
• The audible voltage indicator beeps at a greater frequency the higher the voltage that is sensed, or the closer it gets to the voltage source
• “Auto Power-Off” conserves and extends battery life
• Screw-thread battery cap with O-ring ensures dust-proof and waterproof ingress protection
• Lightweight, compact tool with pocket clip provides easy storage and quick access

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