What if you, as a technician, could add any tool to your bag with no concern for price, brand, or market condition? It’s an intriguing prompt. And, when shared with HVAC contractors and technicians, the question brought forth plenty of differing opinions and responses.
Does brand loyalty translate to contractors’ and technicians’ preferences in HVAC tools? Perhaps there isn’t a clear-cut, black-and-white answer to that question, but contractors and technicians certainly do develop brand-name preferences, and it can be hard to change opinions once they’ve set in.
Grand Prize Winner Receives a 2015 Ford F-150 Truck
December 2, 2014
IRWIN® Tools has announced the launch of its Ultimate Tradesman Contest. Community members throughout North America are invited to nominate themselves, or a tradesperson in their community, to become IRWIN’s Ultimate Tradesman for the chance to win a new Ford F-150 truck and one of nine monthly prizes worth up to $250.
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.