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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Klein

Our Klein Tool reviews are specifically tailored for electricians and journeymen. Pros really need to know whether a new tool works well on the job. When we test most Klein tools we put them into the hands of our electrician Pros. This gives us valuable feedback on how they perform. We also do in-house testing to verify manufacturers specs and claims. Hand tools like the Klein Tools 9-inch Journeyman diagonal-cutting pliers quickly become new staples. Other products like the Klein Tradesman Pro tool backpack appeal to a particular journeyman audience. New tools are also coming to market like the Klein Tools cross-line laser level which brings more under the Klein name. Klein Tool Reviews for Electricians and Journeymen Whether you’re a seasoned electrician or an apprentice looking to set up his first rig, Klein Tools make a lot of sense. Still, our in-depth reviews tell you the difference between the “me too” products and the real deals.

Klein Tools GFCI Receptacle Tester with LCD

Klein Tester Displays Wiring Problems on Helpful LCD Screen The Klein GFCI Receptacle Tester detects common wiring problems, displays voltage, and inspects GFCIs. It’s small, handy, and with its LCD screen, convenient and simple to take a reading from quickly. Klein on the GFCI Receptacle Tester The RT250 was designed with unique features to make […]

Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros

Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros 2021

Finding the best bubble level doesn’t have to be an exercise in frustration in spite of the vast number of options out there. In general, there are plenty of reputable choices. Sometimes, you just need to know what other Pros are using to validate your thoughts. Known also as a spirit level, here are some […]

Klein dipped handles pliers

Klein Tools Manufacturing and Heat Treatment Plant Tour

I had the opportunity to tour the Klein Tools manufacturing headquarters in Mansfield, Texas. At the same time, I attended the grand opening of the Klein heat treatment plant. Klein focuses heavily on the electrical and utility industry when designing tools and remains committed to manufacturing in the United States. With those two manufacturing plants […]

Klein High Leverage Cable Cutter

Klein High-Leverage Cable Cutter 63225

Klein Cuts More Cable With Less Force The Klein High-Leverage Cable Cutter (63225) uses cable-gripping shear-type jaws and a high-leverage design to power through aluminum, copper, and communications cable. And, what’s more, the improved knife design on this cable cutter means that you’ll have to apply a little less force than you would with previous […]

Klein ET16 Borescope

Klein ET16 Borescope for Android

Klein Borescope Unlocks Android Potential The Klein ET16 Borescope pairs a 9mm digital camera to a 10-foot armored gooseneck cable. It also includes USB-C and micro-USB connections for viewing the image on most Android smartphones and devices. We like compact camera heads and good flexibility. Klein seems to have hit both with the ET16—and at […]

Klein IR1 Infrared Thermometer

Klein IR1 Thermometer with Targeting Laser

Klein IR1 Presents Affordable Option for Pros Anyone who spends any time on the job troubleshooting motors, electrical equipment, HVAC, or other applications could use a good IR thermometer. And Klein has come up with another affordable solution. The Klein IR1 Infrared Thermometer features a wide temperature range and a targeting laser to grab readings […]

Klein Vented and Non-Vented Hard Hats with Headlamp

Klein Vented and Non-Vented Hard Hats and Safety Helmets

Klein vented and non-vented hard hats and safety helmets address electricians and everyone else who needs head protection. For some job sites, this part of your safety workwear simply isn’t optional. We immediately liked the selection and options for these new hard hats. Class E non-vented hard hats are built for electricians and linemen. These […]

Klein 90-Degree Impact Wrench BAT20LW

Klein 90-Degree Impact Wrench BAT20LW

The Klein/DeWalt team-up continues with a tool designed to let users more easily work around a utility pole. The Klein 90-degree Impact Wrench borrows DeWalt’s battery platform to cordlessly deliver high torque and speed to your work. We don’t see too many impact wrenches with through-bolt support, however. Key Features Klein designed the 90-degree impact […]

Klein Entry-Level Digital Clamp Meters

Klein Entry-Level Digital Clamp Meters

Klein Redesign Makes Clamp Meters More Functional “New and Improved” might be the sort of designation that gets overused in marketing speak, but it seems appropriate with the redesigned Klein Digital Clamp Meters. Klein has revamped the line with a focus on improving the accessibility and function of these tools. New Improvements The Klein Entry-Level […]

Klein Electricians Pocket Knife

Klein Electricians Pocket Knife (44228)

Let Your EDC Tackle Your Wire Stripping Klein realizes that half of you electricians likely use your pocket knives as wire strippers anyway, so they’ve gone ahead and designed a knife that actually does the job well. The Klein Electrician’s Pocket Knife tackles wire stripping duties for your common solid and stranded wire sizes, without […]