Hammer Your Way Out Of Winter!

This has been a harsh winter. Every week it’s another story of epic snowfall amounts. Beat the winter blues! Literally! With a new high-quality German hammer. For the month of March, hammers at KC Tool are an extra 15% off using coupon code:

HAMMER15

From Wiha mallets to Gedore engineers’ hammers, there are a ton of options. Even specialty hammers like the Hazet bumping mallet or the Stahlwille embossing hammer are included (and yes, the Wera Koloss is considered a hammer, so use that coupon!) Shop hammers at KC Tool right now!

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A Wera Sale You Don’t Want To Miss!

Up to 47% off some Wera best sellers! Until the end of 2018, select Wera tools are on sale and you do not want to pass these up. Some high quality classics are included in this sale including the Kraftform Kompakt 25 “James Bond” screwdriver for only 29.99!

Deals can also be had on Zyklop 1/4″ speed ratchet sets, a ratcheting pistol grip screwdriver, a precision screwdriver set and even the Wera star magnetizer and Wera bottle opener! These deals are only available for a limited time so don’t miss out! And stay tuned… Black Friday deals are just around the corner!

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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.

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Building A Tube Headphone Amp, A Learning Experience

I’m a music junkie – I’ll freely admit it. And I’ll also admit that I’m old school. I love listening on the couch, in a “sweet spot” perfectly situated between the two speakers. When I reached a point of owning my own house I was ready to invest in a decent way to play my music – and I quickly found out how much this could cost. However, I also discovered whole groups of folks online building their own equipment, experimenting and tweaking. I also discovered that this could cost a whole lot less! Being a tinkerer by nature, I was hooked, and by the time I was done I had built a tube preamplifier, solid state amplifier and speakers, tweaking parts and wringing the best sound out of components I had built myself.

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Torx Screws, Torx Tools Available at KC Tool

A Brief Guide to Torx and Its (Many) Variations

­­We have discussed previously on this blog about the highly specific “Pentalobe” screw head and the tools used in conjunction. The Pentalobe shape is a relatively new invention compared to one its cousins, the Hexalobular screw, which many people call a star or Torx. Torx is actually a trademark of Camcar Textron, so the use of its name is another example of genericized trademark, like we use the term Allen Wrench for Hex Keys.Read More »