It’s NOT An Insulated Ultra Diver (but it’s close)

Wiha tools came out with their Ultra Driver over a year ago and it has been very popular in the trades ever since. It was so innovative at the time, that it won the prestigious Red Dot award for design. The pop-up bit holder in the handle holds reversible bits specifically designed for the Ultra Driver. This makes for 26 different tip styles, creating a very handy all-in-one tool.

Though the exciting news is that the original Ultra Driver is only $19.99 until the end of 2017, another variation of the tool has the potential to create a buzz as well. Because of the way the bit holder in the original is designed, it would be almost impossible to create an insulated version of it (for now, anyway), but Wiha has done the next best thing. They have created an insulated insert bit holder with the carousel, pop-up handle of the Ultra Driver.Read More »

KC Tool Visits Gedore in Charleston, SC

This past weekend a group of us at KC Tool were treated to a weekend on the town in Charleston, South Carolina. Gedore Tools is based in the “The Holy City” and they wanted to show us a good time by flying us out to see Gedore Headquarters, among other hot spots on the Charleston scene. We were enamored by Charleston’s beauty, history and charm. We were also in awe of some VERY big wrenches! Many thanks to Gedore for a fun weekend! Check out the photos below to see how the weekend looked.

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EDC, Pocket Dumps and The Knipex Mini Cobras.

As social media continues to grow and grow, so has the world of hashtags. If you have been living in a barn for the past 3 or 4 years, a hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a pound symbol. The hashtag is (and always should be) relatable to the content of the post, so, for instance, if a movie theater posts about a new movie playing they may add #nowplaying or #newmovie to their post. At KC Tool we love our #kctool and #kctoolcrew hashtags as well as our brand’s tags like #wiha and #weratools.Read More »

Wera Advent Calendars Are Here!

It’s back! Wera Advent Calendars are now available from KC Tool. We started selling the calendars last year and we sold out quicker than we ever thought we would. So, this year we are almost doubling our stock.

I didn’t know what to think about the concept when they first told me about them last year. I mean, really? An Advent Calendar full of tools? Seems odd, but let me tell you, these are not to be brushed aside. The number of tools you get in this package for the money is crazy. The set I got out of the 2016 Calendar are still my go-to tools, and they are limited edition!

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The Limited Edition 2017 Wera Advent Calendar Tool Set

So, what do you get this year? Plenty. First, you get a bit holding screwdriver with 12 different bits. Then you get a microbit version with 8 different bits. You want more? How about 8 metric sockets with the “Take It Easy” tool finder color coding, plus two adapters for you to use the sockets with the bit holder. AND on top of all that, you get a textile case to carry all the tools and a hook-and-loop fastener to attach it to other elements of the Wera 2go system.

We are one of a select few in the states to sell these and no one has as many as we do. That said, when they are gone, they are gone. We won’t be able to reorder them so get yours quick before they sell out!

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KC Tool is Moving

Don’t mind the dust! It’s official. We have so many quality German tools that we have outgrown our facility and are moving into a new space. We are not moving far, but we are getting far bigger with room to grow. Your favorite tool company is only going to get better. Our new building is custom tailored to our needs, so rest assured great things are to come, with the same high-quality customer service you have grown accustomed to.

What does this mean for you? First and foremost, you should know that we are making every effort to move efficiently, so that our operations will not be halted or interrupted. The website will not be down during the move, so you can still order tools at anytime. Our phones may be off for a bit and we may be a touch slower than usual in replying to emails, but we should be up and running at normal speed very soon after the move.

What you can look forward to is new tools, new brands coming on and bigger and better content across all the social media platforms.

Now down to business. Our new address is:

KC Tool
1280 N. Winchester Street 
Olathe, KS 66061

This is the location that all your packages will be sent from with the same love and care you expect from us. So update your address books and get ready for big things to come!

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How To Remove Anti-Theft Ratchet and Socket Tags

If you have ever bought a high-end ratchet or socket, such as a Wera Zyklop, you may have gotten the tool and sat perplexed for hours staring at it, wondering how to get the dang thing out of the package. I hear ya loud and clear. It is easy to overlook the tiny picture of a pair of snips on the packaging, but that is the only way you are going to get these puppies out of their cage and into the toolbox. There are notches on both socket and ratchet packages that are meant to be cut off to release the tool.Read More »

Introducing Staff Pick Screwdriver Sets!

We at KC Tool spend all day with the great German tools you have come to know and love. We also have very different opinions and aren’t afraid to voice them. Our weekly meetings always go way over the time allotted. For a while, I personally was the butt of the joke because I called a special meeting about a specific YouTube video we were working on and the meeting took two hours because we all had different views on it. For as long as that freakin’ meeting was, it was great that we work in an environment that welcomes opposing viewpoints and allows us to share them without prosecution.

Now those opinions are on full display. Read More »

We Are Self Conscious About Our Great Reviews

At KC Tool, we are proud of all the great reviews we get. That said, our products very rarely get a bad review. When we browse our own website and see that nearly all our tools have five-star reviews, we feel self-conscious that it appears fake. How could we have all stellar reviews? I don’t recall any other websites where all their products have four and five star reviews. With all the five-star reviews on our website, one might get suspicious and think that we are doctoring the numbers, so-to-speak. We aren’t, we promise.Read More »