Another KC Tool/Wiha Exclusive!

Introducing the ultimate precision screwdriver set! This is the Rolls Royce of precision sets, too, featuring Wiha’s top-of-the-line PicoFinish screwdrivers and the KC Tool tumbled aluminum bench top stand. Last year KC Tool and Wiha collaborated on a master set of screwdrivers that we premiered Black Friday weekend. It was so much fun we had to do it again!

Through research and surveys, we feel we have found the most common precision screwdrivers sizes to fit most applications. You will have a good selection of phillips, slotted, torx, hex, tri-point and even pentalobe for Apple products. To celebrate the birth of this new set, for the month of April the set is on sale for $159, 30% off the list price! Shop KC Tool now!

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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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Exclusive Deals From Wiha And KC Tool!

In close collaboration between Wiha and KC Tool, four select products are deeply discounted and you can not get the prices anywhere else! These deals are EXCLUSIVE to KC Tool and only for a limited time so act now.

So what do you get? First off, two extremely popular insulated tool sets for over 35% off list price! Add to that one of the handiest ratchet and bit sets for less than 45 bucks! And to sweeten the deal even more, how about a master precision screwdriver set for an unbelievable $178.98. That’s almost 100 dollars off the normal retail price! Wow! Don’t miss out! Shop KC Tool right now before these deals end!

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KC Tool Precision Stands Back In Stock!

Good things come to those who wait! It has been months since they were in stock, but we are happy to announce that the KC Tool bench top stands for precision tools are again available for purchase. For those of you who don’t know, a few years back KC Tool set out to make a precision screwdriver stand that was simple and affordable, without sacrificing quality. We did just that, making it the ideal stand for a wide range of screwdriver brands including Wiha, Gedore, Witte and more.
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Ball-End Hex Tools: A Guide

Hex Key, Allen Wrench, L-Key, no matter what name you call it, if you have ever assembled anything you have probably used one. You can get them in Metric or SAE and they come in all kinds of sizes, from the tiny .028 inch to massive one inch. They are commonly used for furniture assembly because they are cheap to manufacture and can be tossed in the box for the customer to use (evidently they are like paperclips at IKEA and they will give you one if you ask nicely).

We have grown so accustomed to getting free L-keys in our furniture boxes that we take for granted the inferior quality of them and are very likely just to throw the tool away with the plastic bag it came in when we’re done. As any reader of this blog should know though, we buy good quality tools and demand only the best, so why use that freebie in the first place? A good set of L-keys will last you decades without showing wear and tear. But there is one big advantage to buying a quality set of L-keys and that’s the ball end.Read More »

What is a DIN number?

There are various sets of standards in the tool world.  In America we have The American National Standards Institute or ANSI for short.  On a global level, there is the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO.  Since this is a blog about specifically German made tools we will look at the German version: DIN.

DIN stands for Deutsches Institut Für Normung or German Institute for Standardization in English.  They have been operating for literally 100 years and have always been highly regarded in the standards community.  Though the name implies an exclusively German operation, the DIN standards have been adopted across the world and influenced many other standards organizations including the ISO.  The best example of this is the DIN standard 476 from 1922 introducing the A sizes of paper which would later become ISO 216 in 1975.Read More »