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Contractors Share Their Favorite Tools
March 3, 2014

When you find a good tool — one that takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’ — you’re bound to keep it around for years, and, in some cases, decades. 


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Passion for Pliers: Collector Nets $5,000 in Klein Contest

California Attorney Submits Winning 1904 Pliers in Historic Contest
September 2, 2013
When tool collector Dan Schmidt heard about a Klein Tools-sponsored contest rewarding the oldest pair of Klein pliers, he felt compelled to find the potential winning pair. Much to his surprise, a pair of pliers manufactured in 1904 that he purchased for $3 in March emerged as the eldest tool.


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Klein Seeking Old Pliers

April 1, 2013
Klein Tools is searching for the world’s oldest pair of Klein side-cutting pliers.


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Ice Breaker: Hand Tool Safety

February 11, 2013

Many careless injuries are the result of rushing to complete a task and not taking the necessary time to do it right.


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Knipex Tools L.P.: Water Pump Pliers

October 1, 2012
When working in confined or hard-to-reach areas, the Cobra® Quick Set, which has been added to the Cobra water pump pliers family, gives the user the ability to get the job done easily and efficiently. To adjust the tool, the user can slide the top handle forward to achieve the desired capacity.


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Tool Winners Simplify Contractor Jobs

July 9, 2012
Each year, as technicians add new tools to their box, many not only consider durability and cost, but are also looking for something to make their job easier. Making the job easier was a prevailing theme of The NEWS’ ninth annual Dealer Design Awards’ Tools category winners.


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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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NEWSMakers: Michael Willburn

Michael Willburn, president, Infloor Heating Systems, joins the program to discuss his company, radiant heating, industry trends, and whether contractors are becoming more interested in radiant heating. Posted on July 11.

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