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PTR New Product Spotlight Week of September 2, 2019

PTR New Product Spotlight is a weekly article highlighting some of the best new tools and gear on our radar. Here are the tools and gear you should know about for the week of September 2, 2019!

OLFA in the Trades Trade School Support Program

OLFA is launching a new program supporting trade school by providing tools that can help them as they learn and enter into trade careers. To take advantage of the OLFA in the Trades initiative, educators can go online to register any classes that meet the program requirements. Here’s what those teachers and students can look forward to:

  • OLFA knife for each student
  • OLFA banner for the classroom
  • Features on OLFA’s website and social media channels
  • Student discounts
  • An opportunity to join OLFA’s ambassador program

To learn more, click here.


Kershaw Chive Navy Blue (1600NBSW)

Kershaw Chive Navy BlueIf you’re a fan of smaller knives (I’m completely in love with the Zero Tolerance 0022!), then take a look at the Kershaw Chive in navy blue. It’s a made in the USA 420HC blade steel with a spring-assisted flipper and stonewash finish.

A navy blue aluminum handle houses the 1.9″ blade and secures it with a liner lock and a tip lock slider to keep it from accidentally opening in your pocket.

Even though it has a small blade, the Kershaw Chive features a little bit of Ken Onion-esque belly curve to go with an excellent piercing tip.

Available: Now

Price: $46.35

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To learn more, click here.

Klein Tools Tradesman Pro Kneeling Pads (60135, 60136)

Klein Tools Tradesman Pro Kneeling Pads

These aren’t your everyday knee pads! Klein’s new Tradesman Pro Kneeling Pads might be better described as kneeling mats. There’s a 21″ x 14″ model and a 28″ x 16″ model to choose from.

Both have a convenient carry hole cut into one side and are made from 1″ thick NBR foam (vinyl nitrile foam), so they should offer plenty of cushion for your knees. They’re indoor and outdoor-friendly and you can hand wash them when they start to get a bit too grimy. They also have a chamfered, orange-striped edge to give you visual and tactile clues that you’re at the edge of your comfort.

Available: Now

Klein 60135 Price: $29.86

Klein 60136 Price: $39.90

To learn more, click here.


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