8 Tools You Should Snatch Up ASAP
You'll be reaching for these tools time and time again.
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CHANNELLOCK thinks that they’ve got the solution to help declutter your tool belt. The CHANNELLOCK Reversible Jaw Adjustable Wrench is just like a normal wrench, but also features a part of the jaw with angled teeth. All you have to do is reverse the jaw and the teeth will let you get a tight grip on objects that a regular wrench would just slide off of. These new wrenches are available in 6, 8, 10 and 12-inch sizes. Next, check out these clever tool hacks you can use around the jobsite.
Work gloves are important. They need to be durable enough to protect your fingers, but not so stiff and bulky that you can’t get anything done when they’re on. Estwing, (yes, the hammer company), offers a line of premium work gloves in a partnership with LFS Glove. The gloves offer extra knuckle protection, an adjustable wrist guard to help keep out dirt and built in tabs so the gloves are easily pulled on. Plus, all of the Estwing gloves have a unique “wing thumb” design, which gives you much better freedom of movement and hand mobility.
The Bosch BLAZE One and BLAZE Pro are compact lasers that don’t sacrifice precision for a convenient size. Both offer real-time measurement with easy, one-button functionality. The BLAZE Pro, the more advanced of the two models, features real-time point-and-shoot measurement plus area, volume, indirect measuring functions and a storage function that can store up to 10 measurements. Plus: These vintage tool advertisements will make you chuckle.
Need a new pair of Dikes? Check out Klein’s Journeyman Heavy-Duty Diagonal-Cutting Pliers. The Journeyman features a design engineered to give the user high-leverage and, according to Klein, up to 46 percent more cutting power. Plus the grip is more comfortable. More power and more comfort, what’s not to love?
The Milwaukee RADIUS LED 70W Temporary Site Light is easy to set up and illuminates jobsites with and impressive 7,700 lumens of light; and not just any old light, the RADIUS LEDs have been optimized for color temperature and produce a true representation of the colors. Perfect for you low-voltage guys that need to tell the difference between a red and an orange wire. The RADIUS can be hung from virtually any overhead area using its hanging cable.
The key to any demolition job is to wreck the stuff that needs wrecking and protect the stuff that does not, like your tools. The Milwaukee Demo Driver should set your mind at ease. It’s specially engineered to withstand the rigors of demolition, with an all-metal core and multiple strike surfaces so you can bring as much force as possible when chiseling or prying. The Demo Driver also has a duct-piercing tip so you can go right through sheet metal without damaging the tool at all.
Klein Tools’ Impact Sockets save you time and space in your pouch. Each of the three sockets is capable of switching between different size nuts and bolts—completely hands-free.
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