I have three trees, two cottonwoods and an elm, in my backyard (not the featured image…haha) that have to be 40+ years old. They are massive. The developer of my neighborhood could have done me a solid and removed them years ago when they built the house…but they didn’t. It is getting to the point I’m going to have to do something about it. The cottonwoods drop so much trash (dead limbs and cotton-y junk in the yard) and the elm grows out toward my house rather than straight up. It is time for them to go.
Gedore has released (to the States) a series pliers designated the TL series. Gedore’s TL (or dipped handle) series provides an inexpensive alternative to the flagship JC (or 2-component handle) series. The JC series still lead the way in Gedore’s pliers’ series, but there is great value in having options.
I love this decision from Gedore to release this series to the US. We are always pleading with all of our German manufacturers to release more product to the US (especially lower cost options). This is an awesome step from Gedore for us and our customers.
We wrote the blog below almost a year ago. We wanted to give you a brief update.
These are some of our favorite handles. We get calls for them weekly. We have a spot of good news. They are coming back…sort of…they are still discontinued and we can’t get individual screwdrivers but we are going to be able to get a few dozen sets. The Wiha 51099 11 Piece Dynamic Grip Slotted/Phillips Screwdriver Set is going to be in stock today. We won’t have them for long nor will we ever be able to replenish. Get yours before we run out.
Start of each new quarter usually brings new manufacturers promotions, but I’m thrilled to announce that Felo and Wiha are unchanged from quarter 4, 2016. Sometimes when you have a winning selection you just stick with it, ya know? Wera has announced a new promotional grouping including the always popular “James Bond” driver and the “Tool-Check Plus” system.
Each month we give $50 KC Tool store credit to one of our customers who left a product review in that month. Individuals are automatically entered when you leave an individual product review. Once the winner is announced they will already have had their $50 prize applied to their account. Shop at your leisure.
Exciting news out of Wera this week. They were proud to announce that they have partnered with Red Bull Racing. They are one of the top teams in Formula One racing led by Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. Red Bull Racing and Wera both have a record of branching out of their respective industries norms (i.e. Wera’s Advent Calendar, Wera Tool Rebels slogan, Red Bull’s Flugtag, New York Red Bulls MLS soccer team etc…) which makes this pairing so very cool.
From all of us at KC Tool, we wanted to thank you for another wonderful year. 2016 was yet another record breaking year for us. We realize that all of our success comes from an amazing and loyal customer base. Whether you are a gigantic shipyard, or a silicon valley based tech outfit, a regular poster on a tool forum professional, or a part-time diy’er, you all mean a great deal to us. Thanks for your business in 2016!
We are pleased to announce a new member to our family, Ballistol. It really seemed natural to partner our already great brands (Wiha, Wera, Knipex, Gedore, Felo etc…) with a great product to complement our great tools. We at KC Tool and our customers are passionate about tools. We want to empower our customers to be able to take good care of their own tools. That is where Ballistol (meaning ballistic oil) comes in. Many of our customers ask for tips to care for their tools. The best way to keep them in top working order is to clean after every use and lightly oil them to reduce the risk of rust. You can even feel free to use this on wood handles. It works great!
A lot of people ask me what is the “best bit set” we carry. “Best” can mean many things to different people. However, the “best” assortment of popular bits with mass appeal to a multitude of people and professions at a fantastic price is the Wiha 79495 31 Piece Combo XLSelector Bit Set (Slotted/Phillips/Hex Inch/Hex Metric/Torx). This is a great bang for the buck. It has the right mix of security, traditional, and hex bits. The quick release adaptor and slick carrying case are nice little bonuses.
As an early Christmas gift, Gedore has confirmed that we can take an extra 10% off already low prices now through the month of December. Below we just wanted to spotlight just a couple of products that make a great gift at a great price to yourself or a loved one. But don’t forget it is 10% off ALL Gedore products (including Ochsenkopf) for the month of December. Buy Gedore today!