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October 21, 2014

Klein Tools has introduced a new line of Combination-Tip Drivers for use in electrical applications.

The drivers are designed to fit the combination head screws typically found on electrical devices and fittings, and they're heat-treated to withstand the torque required to fasten them.

October 16, 2014

Dremel has expanded its offerings with the addition of the 506CU and EZ506CU Premium Metal Cutting Wheels and the MM730 and MM910 Multi-Max sanding accessories, which add greater versatility to Dremel's existing tool systems.

September 18, 2014

AMES Taping Tools is expanding its product assortment to include new options in the drywall equipment aisle, including sanding sponges, discs and pre-cut sheets.

The new products are designed for sanding drywall and painted surfaces quickly and efficiently, the company said.

The new wedge, dual-angle and straight-angle sponges come in a variety of grits and combined-grit formats for scuffing and finishing applications.

September 17, 2014

Friday marks the fourth annual National Tradesmen Day, the brainchild of IRWIN Tools to celebrate the contributions of trade professionals and encourage young men and women to take up skilled trade jobs.

In addition to honoring skilled workers, National Tradesmen Day raises awareness of the national shortage of tradesmen, according to Irwin.

September 10, 2014

Irwin Tools has introduced a series of new cutting pliers to its Vise-Grip collection, aimed at providing extra comfort, durability and cutting power.

“After inventing the first-ever locking pliers more than 90 years ago, Irwin Tools continues to push the evolution of pliers technology, enabling tradesmen to do more with greater ease,” said Marta Aebischer, director of brand marketing. “Innovations like PowerSlot Technology and 3-Zone Comfort Grips deliver dramatic performance advantages so that users can get the job done faster and easier.”

August 12, 2014

Remington Arms Company, a leading U.S. firearms and ammunitions manufacturer, introduces the Remington T55R target tacker and 505R staples, developed in partnership with Arrow Fastener Company, the creator of the classic T50 stapler. 

August 11, 2014

Mathias Klein III will retire as chairman of the board of Lincolnshire, Illinois-based Klein Tools  in June, 2015 but will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.  

August 8, 2014

DeWalt is back this season with a bevy of new tools designed to tackle common pain points around the job sitie, including several new products just released this summer.

One of these includes the first-ever pocket knife from DeWalt, a folding model featuring a stainless steel blade that's designed for on-the-job tasks like removing strapping from lumber. The knife, which features a combination straight and serrated edge, hit shelves this July.

July 21, 2014

Klein Tools released the new Switch Drive Handle System to easily alternate any accessory with a power groove between a power tool and hand tool.

While power drills can make quick work of large fastening jobs, a screwdriver is still needed for those times when you need the finesse of a hand tool, the Lincolnshire, Illinois-based company explained. Klein’s new Switch Drive Handle System allows end users to switch between a power drill and hand tool minimizing the number of tools and saving space.

July 10, 2014

Building on its first pneumatic stapler, Arrow Fasteners has introduced a line of pneumatic tools. In addition to the PT50 stapler, the New Jersey-based company's line of pneumatic tools includes a brad nailer, pin nailer and an angled nailer, all for use in profession and DIY projects.

“Each one of these tools offers a quick and easy solution that empowers people to conquer home projects simply and easily,” arrows marketing and product development director, Frank Foster, said.

July 9, 2014

Mequon, Wisconsin-based Johnson Level launched a new website at The new site has a streamlined and modern look, and an "Advanced Product Search" for contractors to find precisely the right level, laser or square for the job. 

June 30, 2014

Knipex Tools introduced a series of angled pliers and cutters. 

The German-made Orbis angled pliers and cutters feature an innovative 25-degree comfort angle that makes the tool a natural extension of the user’s hand, according to the manufacturer.

The 25-degree, 8-in., angled, long-nose pliers features three different-sized pulling grooves, preserving a tight grip when holding or pulling round items.

June 24, 2014

National Nail Corp. has announced it will introduce the CAMO Edge Pro on July 1. The product is a collated screw system for edge-fastening wood, composite or PVC deck boards. Part of the CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System, the Edge Pro is an auto-feed screw system that secures deck boards through the board edge. 

June 18, 2014

Duck brand duct tape has partnered with Fiskars to introduce Fiskars Duck Edition scissors. To mark the launch, Fiskars is hosting a sweepstakes starting today called Imagination on a Roll on its Facebook page. 

June 2, 2014

Milwaukee Tool announced the acquisition of the Empire Level business based in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

With a history dating back to 1919, Empire Level is a fully integrated solutions provider in the layout and measurement product categories. It’s also described as the leading U.S. manufacturer of levels, squares, layout tools, and safety and utility tape.

May 13, 2014

New Britain, Connecticut-based Stanley introduced the new lightweight and compact TLM65 Laser Distance Measurer -- model STHT77032. 

Featuring a variety of functions in an easy-to-use design, the TLM65 Laser Distance Measurer is small enough to fit in a pocket and works for multiple trades, such as real estate agents, contractors, landscapers, painters and for do-it-yourselfers.            

May 8, 2014

New York City-based General Tools & Instruments is beginning a new chapter in its colorful (black and yellow) history.

The company was acquired by New York City-based investment firm Highroad Capital Partners in February. Terms of the deal were not released. But in an interview with HCN at the National Hardware Show, principals from Highroad Capital said they liked what they saw in the tool company, and vice versa. 

May 2, 2014

A retractable in-handle bit cartridge is just one of the selling features of General Tools & Instruments’ new Multi-Pro Screwdrivers.

The made-in-USA products offer convenient bit storage, selection and changeover. Additionally, the Palm Saver Cap is described as “the largest cap surface in the hand tools industry. It remains stationary while turning the driver handle."

April 1, 2014

BrassCraft Manufacturing is courting plumbing contractors with the new Zip-It tool, a cost-effective, chemical-free solution to common clogged drain problems.

"Zip-It could save the contractor time and is easy to use; it's always worth a try on a clogged drain," said channel marketing director Charles Pryde. "Every contractor should have one of these in his tool box and keep a ready supply on his truck."

March 17, 2014

In fishing circles, they are royalty -- Jimmy Houston, Bill Dance and Roland Martin.

Known collectively as “TH3 Legends,” the trio is involved in a successful licensing deal with Safety Works in the hand protection area. 

March 14, 2014

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Klein Tools introduced a new Cushion-Grip Impact Punchdown Tool and Blade. 

Marking an expansion of the company’s Voice/Data/Vido punchdown tool line, the  Dura-Blade is a newly designed metal injection molded punchdown blade designed to deliver long-lasting cutting performance. 

March 13, 2014

General Tools & Instruments, a Manhattan-based tool manufacturer with a storied history, has been acquired by private equity firm High Road Capital Partners.

Founded in 1922, General Tools & Instruments is a designer and developer of precision specialty hand tools and handheld test instruments for consumers and professionals.

March 5, 2014

Craftsman is getting ready to expand its MACH product offerings this May, which include (but are not limited to) the following:

The Craftsman MACH Series 3/8-in. Ratchet, which is essentially a push twisting screwdriver, ratcheting screwdriver and 3/8-in. drive ratchet in one. According to Craftsman, it's nine times faster than the average ratchet and is especially adept at loosening stubborn fasteners.

February 27, 2014

Diablo has announced the launch of its Demo Demon Carbide-Tipped Reciprocating Blade, which the company says can double cutting speed in nail-embedded wood and offer 10 times the cutting life of standard blades.

The Demo Demon features an improved plunge tip for more efficient plunge cutting. It also includes an optimized carbide tip bond and enhanced grinding geometry of tips for faster cutting performance and greater durability.

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