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Wera Advent Calendar Last Chance

Last chance to get the Wera Advent calendar. We just got our last pallet of them a few days ago, with no ability to resupply. These limited edition, collector’s item calendars are selling ridiculously fast. We predict to sell out within a week. The Wera red and black screwdrivers are a limited edition, exclusive to this Advent calendar. KC Tool is the only place stateside you can find them. Order Now!

Purchased separately these tools* would cost $137.49 but were selling the Advent calendar for just $68.00. Here is what you’ll get:

Thanks for being a KC Tool customer. We hope these advent Calendars bring some extra joy to your Christmas.

*listed are Wera equivalents due to Advent exclusives

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Christmas Gift Tool Ideas

Seems like Christmas (or preparation for Christmas) gets earlier and earlier each year. My wife and I went to pick out Christmas trees at Lowe’s last night. I am very much a Scrooge, but she adores the Christmas season. She was asking me before Halloween if we could hang Christmas lights. At the time I resisted, saying; “We have to wait for after Thanksgiving”. My reasoning to her is that each season needs its proper time and respect. That was a lie, I was just trying to delay the inevitable. She wore me down over the last two weeks. Finally, after the Chiefs late win over the Panthers, I was feeling especially buoyant (and vulnerable). I gave in. We bought a tree. We did compromise on the size of tree though (moral victory). She was looking for a gigantic 12’ artificial tree. I was hoping for a small fern. Instead, we got a 3’ tall Norfolk Island Pine which is probably around 6 months old. I have read they can grow to over 200 ft tall…which could be a huge problem.  I will have to keep it pruned up to keep it inside.  The name implies it is a pine tree but it isn’t, it is a weird Araucariaceae from the sub-tropical island of Norfolk which is way the hell out near Australia.  I was disappointed to find that it is going to have to stay in the house in a large pot because it doesn’t like cold weather. Oh well…would have looked perfect in the backyard. Minor drawback.  Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it alive for several Christmas seasons.   It should be almost perfect: it isn’t going to be too big, isn’t going to shed needles, and I can care for it after the season. I have a green thumb in addition to being a German Hand Tool aficionado. Cross your fingers that I made a good move…

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We at KC Tool decided to get in on the early Christmas action too. We have a new section on our website designated “Gift Ideas”. These are some of our favorites and some of our best sellers. Many of these are already on sale, limited supply offers (Wera Advent Calendar and the Kraftform Kompakt Christmas), or hard to get items. If there are other items, you think would make great gift ideas give us a heads up below in the comments section. Take a look and remember to wish list your items for your loved ones to purchase for you early to beat the Christmas rush.
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Felo German Impact Bits on Sale

Are impact bits right for you? A lot has been written about them since they came out a few years back. There is a constant debate surrounding, “When do I use an impact or a standard bit?”. Impact bits are “new and shiny” (comparatively) which consumers (myself included) gravitate to. Standard bits are cheap and plentiful. There is definitely a market for both standard and impact bits. So which kind do I choose? The answer isn’t complicated.  If you spent a sizable sum on purchasing a very cool impact driver isn’t it time that you arm it with the correct bit? Think about this. A Ferrari is a very cool automobile but you wouldn’t want to handicap its performance or even potentially damaging it by putting crummy low octane (or ethanol fuel) in it would you? Same sort of mentality applies to impact drivers and standard bits. Standard bits might be okay for general around the house applications but to best utilize the impact driver in the way it was designed requires impact bits. Some of the best impact bits we carry and I recommend are produced in Germany by Felo. Even though impact bits weigh in at roughly 3 times the cost of standard bits, Felo impact bits deliver higher end torque and repeated impact invulnerability than standard bits could ever hope to match. Tip damage and metal fatigue is minimized by Felo’s custom absorption cascade used to diffuse pressure. The precision machined tips grip the fastener securely preventing cam-out failures which can also cause tip damage. If you are doing work that requires an impact driver, please consider impact bits as a vital accessory. Your impact driver will thank us.

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2016 World Series… of Barbecue!

It seems only appropriate for the blog that follows “The Fall Classic Sale” to also be about the World Series, but not the Indians vs the Cubs (historic in its own right). This blog is a little different from those we have done in the past. We are talking about the 2016 American Royal World Series of Barbecue. We just couldn’t resist talking about something (else) we love besides some of the world’s finest German engineered tools. Here at KC Tool located in South Kansas City, we love all things German, all things tools, all things food (no veggies though), and all things to do with fast cars. We are combining all that this weekend at the American Royal WS of BBQ. This is the largest BBQ contest in the world. Can you believe they are holding the competition at the Kansas Speedway! How cool is that? A few of us are going down to have fun tonight with our purchasing manager who is actually entered in the barbecue competition with Ball Club BBQ. Good luck buddy!!!

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The Fall Classic Sale

Whether you are an engineer working on a self-driving car prototype, a blue collar professional, or a DIY’er; we are here with the right German engineered hand tools for the job.

Save now with manufacturer’s discounts plus our 10% off coupon code* (NEWKCT) to celebrate our new website. Enjoy manufacturer discounts from great brands like Wiha, Wera, and Gedore through December 31, 2016.

Shop Wera:

Shop Gedore:

*Two uses per customer only. Valid only through October 31, 2016.

Gedore 2016/2017 Sale

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Gedore has announced their Autumn Promo! Gedore on sale now! These products are a selection of Gedore’s projected top sellers for 2016-2017. Remember to combine the sale items with the new website discount code (NEWKCT) and save even more!

The headliner of this group is the “Red Dot Award Winner for 2015” the 6Pc Striking Screwdriver Set. Why have a screwdriver set when you can have a striking screwdriver set?  These rugged screwdrivers are built like a brick outdoor lavatory. Use them as a professional shipbuilder, plumber, carpenter, or hobbyist. You will be the envy of your friends or colleagues. Tell them over a cold one that your striking screwdriver set won the Nobel Prize of tools. Gedore Part# GR1878743

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Wiha Autumn Promo: Tools that work for you!

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Wiha Tools has recently released their Autumn 2016 promotion for North America. It is a combination of  Wiha’s most popular items and a selection of new items.  Over 300 items have had their prices slashed.  Buy Today!

Headlining the Wiha promo are the Cushion Grip Ultra Drivers.  These are their own “grab & go tool box”.  These drivers boast 26 tips on 13 bits, providing the right bit for the job.  The cushion grip and ergonomic handle make for  comfortable use.  The spring-loaded pop up cartridge helps with fast bit selection. This is a really slick feature that Wiha has incorporated in the handle.  A must have for the tool belt or other mobile uses.   Throw one in your RV toolbox, motorcycle saddle bag, or simply in the junk drawer at home for a versatile tool to tackle many diverse jobs.  The driver is made in Germany. Your choice  of the Tradesman, Technician, or Industrial version.    These are a great buy at 47% off list price.

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