Sharp, Safe, Efficient, and Easy-to-Use Cutting Tools Are Critical on the Job

In the past year, Klein Tools has introduce several new cutting tool products and advancements. <br><br>First,
 the company announced an electrician’s pocket knife with three everyday
 tools in one regular-sized handle. The company’s new knife includes a 
full-size fine edge drop-point 440A stainless steel blade, a versatile 
#2 Phillips-head screwdriver that folds into the handle and three 
wire-stripping notches on the back of the blade. Klein Tools

James R. Dukart

In the past year, Klein Tools has introduce several new cutting tool products and advancements.

First, the company announced an electrician’s pocket knife with three everyday tools in one regular-sized handle. The company’s new knife includes a full-size fine edge drop-point 440A stainless steel blade, a versatile #2 Phillips-head screwdriver that folds into the handle and three wire-stripping notches on the back of the blade. With its liner-locking blade to secure the tool when open, rugged aluminum handle and pocket clip for easy storage and convenient access, the new knife saves trips to the toolbox for up to three different tools, says Laura Ranieri, senior product manager at Klein Tools.

In May, Klein debuted a new cable-skinning utility knife with replaceable blades. Ranieri explains that electricians using their own utility knives on the job often damage the blades and spend too much time re-sharpening. “We know how important time is to electricians,” she says, “so we developed a convenient utility knife that can keep up with the rigorous demands of cable skinning and requires no blade sharpening.”

The knife offers a rubberized handle for secure grip, thumb stud for easy opening, and a captive screw for blade change-out. “With a captive screw, our knife offers replacement blades that are solid as a fixed-blade knife so that electricians can get back to work,” Ranieri says.

In late June, Klein offered its new Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper that it says is four-times stronger than traditional Klein wire strippers. The new tool uses the company’s U.S.-made proprietary steel and is based on processes used in the production of Klein pliers but now applied to the stripping, cutting, and twisting of 10-18 AWG solid and 12-20 AWG stranded wire. The tool’s stripping holes are precision-ground and the cutting knives are induction-hardened for longer life. Another unique feature, according to David Klein, associate director of product management at Klein Tools, is the thicker, knurled jaw that can twist up to three wires at a time.

The Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper has a hot-riveted joint to ensure smooth action and no handle wobble. It also has 6-32 and 8-32 bolt shearing holes and comfort grip handles.


Photo courtesy of Klein Tools