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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KC Tool Welcomes Ballistol to the Family


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!

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Fantastic Wiha Bit Set Sale!


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.

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KC Tool Aluminum Bench Top Stand for Precision Tools Screwdrivers 50 hole black anodized

New – KC Tool Aluminum Bench Top Stands for Precision Tools

KC Tool Aluminum Bench Top Stand for Precision Tools Screwdrivers 25 hole black anodized
25 Hole – Black Anodized Finish (drivers not included with purchase of stand)

Looking to organize your precision screwdrivers?  KC Tool has the perfect bench top solution.  Our bench top stands are made here in Olathe, KS, USA from 3/8″ thick 6061 aluminum and available in 2 sizes (25 and 50 hole) and 2 finishes (tumbled and black anodized).  Pictured above is the 25 hole, black anodized finish model.

KC Tool Aluminum Bench Top Stand for Precision Tools Screwdrivers 50 hole tumbled
50 Hole – Tumbled Finish

Each hole measures approximately 0.335″ (8.5mm) in diameter with a slight chamfer near the top so that the tool rests securely.  These stands fit a wide variety of precision screwdrivers from various manufactures including but not limited to:

  • Wiha standard & ESD precision screwdrivers: blade lengths up to 60mm
  • Wiha PicoFinish precision screwdrivers: blade lengths up to 80mm
  • Witte Wittron precision screwdrivers: blade lengths up to 75mm
  • Gedore precision screwdrivers: blade lengths up to 80mm
KC Tool Aluminum Bench Top Stand for Precision Tools Screwdrivers 50 hole black anodized
50 Hole – Black Anodized Finish

All models are a 3 piece design (2 sides, top) and ship unassembled.  The necessary hardware and l-key come packaged with the stand.

KC Tool Aluminum Bench Top Stand for Precision Tools Screwdrivers 25 hole tumbled
25 Hole – Tumbled Finish

We have had customers share with us that they are also able to fit certain pens, pencils, tweezers, and scribers in these stands.  They are very versatile and durable.

Product links & current pricing (price is for stand only, does not include any tools):

25 Hole Tumbled Finish – $25.90

50 Hole Tumbled Finish – $36.41

25 Hole Black Anodized Finish – $34.84

50 Hole Black Anodized Finish – $45.35

KC Tool awarded Google Trusted Store badge

KC Tool, which offers high quality German tools, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program.  To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service.

When visiting the KC Tool website, shoppers can hover over the Google Trusted Store badge and see metrics on the store’s shipping and customer service performance.  KC Tool currently has a 100% rating for excellent service and 99% rating for on-time shipping.

“The Google Trusted Stores program is great because it facilitates more transparency between our customers and KC Tool.  The customer can have Google guarantee their purchase up to $1,000 and in exchange we get to show off our consistency and reliability; it’s a win-win situation,” said Derek Tran, Webmaster for KC Tool.

As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google.  Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with KC Tool and the customer to address the issue.  As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.

Google Trusted Stores is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores.  The program helps online stores like KC Tool attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate themselves by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.

KC Tool was started 2012 and is located in Olathe, KS (near Kansas City).  KC Tool is committed to delivering high quality German tools at competitive prices with excellent customer service.  With no order minimums and a variety of shipping options, KC Tool attracts both the individual buyer as well as the Fortunate 500 corporation.