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Jon Roesch wins $50 to spend at KC Tool

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 a review with your first and last name (we have to figure out how to find you in our system). Once the winner is announced they will already have had their $50 prize applied to their account.  Shop at your leisure.

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Hazet Announcement now at KC Tool

Hazet coming soon to KC Tool!

KC Tool is proud to present Hazet as our newest German hand tool manufacturer!

Many of you are probably already well aware of the Hazet German hand tool brand, especially if you are a Volkswagen or Porsche aficionado. Hazet’s association with these premier automakers have lasted decades.

Hazet was founded by Hermann Zerver in Remscheid, Germany in 1868. Ha-Zet came from a shorting of his first and last name. The company has continued to grow in the last 150 years but still maintains its family ties with the 4th and 5th generation (Hermann Jochen Zerver and Matthias J. Hoffmann, respectively) of Herman Zerver still running the company.

Hazet offers a full range of hand tools as well as a variety of specialty tools including automotive (like mentioned above), industrial, automation and aerospace. We are really excited to strengthen our existing industrial and automotive lines, with the addition of Hazet. It seems a natural fit in amongst our other outstanding brands. Some of the tools Hazet is most famous for are their tool trolleys: the “Assistent” series of tools (image below).

We will start carrying a full complement of Hazet tools starting the third week of March. Please keep your eye on our website. But if you need a reminder we will give you a heads up email to let you know when they are in stock!Screen Shot 2017-02-28 at 11.32.34 AM.jpg

Wiha 51 Piece Master Technician’s Precision Set

It is amazing what electronic devices people are repairing now that they used to just throw away and replace. Everything from mobile phones, to roku boxes, to playstations, to PCs. Electronics used to be disposable… now they are repairable. The rise of YouTube has been a boon to the education of the masses (your’s truly included).   The collective knowledge of people plus the internet is a powerful tool.  Want to see how to fix a broken iPhone screen, or change the lifters in your 2005 Dodge Caravan, or do a hard drive replacement on your mom’s 2012 iMac? Chances are someone has posted on Youtube a step by step video guide to walk you through almost any repair.

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Special Price on Felo Bit Holder w/Case

We have dropped the price on the Felo 63599 19 Piece Bit Set. This really is a great deal at $37.99 which is a full 56% off of list pricing (@ $87.25). This is a Black Friday type of discount. We don’t offer this deep of a discount often.

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This set has a really helpful blend of phillips, square, and torx bits. Check out exactly what the set offers:

All bits are 25mm OAL

  • Phillips: #1, #2 (x2), #3 (x2)
  • Square: #1, #2 (x2), #3 (x2)
  • Torx: T10, T15, T20, T25 (x2), T30 (x2), T40
  • Felo Impact Bit Holder Included
  • Storage Box

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Color Coded L-Keys Trending on Social Media

Color Coded L-Keys from Wiha & Wera

Proudly distributed by KC Tool

Some of our hottest selling products are the color coded L-keys manufactured by both Wiha and Wera in Germany and the Czech Republic respectively. These L-keys are a combination of strength, craftsmanship, and color. The strength and craftsmanship of Wiha and Wera products aren’t new. However, the color coding of L-keys is relatively new, and they are becoming more and more popular. The color coding allows for instantaneous recognition of L-key size as well as being easy to locate in a crowded tool box or bag. Banish your old L-keys and try these color coded L-keys from Wiha and Wera today!

Check out the variety of Wiha and Wera L-Key options here or view them individually:

Custom Chainsaw Tool Kit

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.

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Spotlight on Gedore’s TL Series

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.

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Updated: Say Goodbye to Wiha Dynamic Grip Screwdrivers…Well…Not Quite Yet.

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.

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