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Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces a complete line of duct and sheet metal tools, including the new Duct Cutter with Wire Cutter, HVAC Hand Notcher, Tin Snips, Hole Cutter and more. When equipped with these durable, reliable tools, professionals can easily complete a range of tasks involved in this season’s HVAC installations Read More

Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces a complete line of duct and sheet metal tools, including the new Duct Cutter with Wire Cutter, HVAC Hand Notcher, Tin Snips, Hole Cutter and more. When equipped with these durable, reliable tools, professionals can easily complete a range of tasks involved in this season’s HVAC installations and maintenance projects.

Duct Cutter with Wire Cutter (Cat. No. 89554)

· All-steel, double-edge blade easily cuts fiber board, fiberglass lined and flexible ducts
· Built-in wire cutter provides added convenience
· Compound leverage mechanism enables easy wire cutting

Straight and Offset Hand Seamers (Cat. Nos. 86522, 86524)

· Compound-leverage mechanism easily and accurately bends, seams and flattens sheet metal
o For use in hard to reach, confined spaces (Cat. No. 86524)
· Three-inch jaw folds 22 gauge steel and 24 gauge stainless steel
· Jaw notched in 1/4-inch (6mm) increments for precise bending measurements

Snap Lock Punch (Cat. No. 86528)

· Drop-forged steel jaw easily punches 3/8-inch (10mm) wide impressions on metal edges to easily join pieces of sheet metal, duct or pipe
· Compound-leverage mechanism for greater control and easy operation
· For use on sheet metal and vinyl and aluminum siding

HVAC Hand Notcher (Cat. No. 86526)

· Cuts 30-degree V shapes in sheet metal to make corners quickly and easily
· Drop-forged, high-impact steel jaw with 13/16-inch (21mm) maximum throat depth
· Jaw’s hook design easily notches corners and take-off tabs without slippage
· For use on up to 24 gauge steel and 26 gauge stainless steel

5-Blade Duct Crimper (Cat. No. 86520)

· Produces factory-precision indentations in stove pipe and round duct with ease
· Compound-leverage mechanism completes precise indentations
· Crimps 24 gauge steel and 28 gauge stainless steel
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Tin Snips (Cat. No. 89556)

· 12 inch long tool with high-carbon steel cutting blades
· Full 3.5-inch (89mm) blades cut both straight and wide curves
· All steel construction for long life and durability
· Large handles accommodate work gloves
· Easily cuts tin, copper, aluminum, soft metals and vinyl
· Excellent for use on 24 gauge steel and 28 gauge stainless steel
· Replacement blades sold separately (Cat. No. 89555)

Hole Cutter (Cat. No. 89552)

· Cuts two to 12-inch (51-305mm) holes in sheet metal
· Measurement scales labeled in inches and centimeters provide added accuracy
· High-quality bearings assure a long cutting life
· Installs into standard electric drill chucks
· Adjustable pivot point ensures accurate hole size
· For use on up to 24 gauge steel and 26 gauge stainless steel
· Includes replacement bit and L-Style Hex-Key for tightening
· Additional replacement bits sold separately (Cat. No. 89551)

Folding Tools (Cat. Nos. 86530, 86532, 86534)

· Two folding depths: 3/8-Inch (10mm) and 1-Inch (25mm)
· Folds up to 24 and 28 gauge stainless steel
· Handy sight gauges for accurate depth alignment
· Made of heavy-duty 16 gauge steel for strength
· Available in 12-inch (Cat. No. 86530), 18-inch (Cat. No. 86532) and 24-inch (Cat. No. 86534)

“This expansion to the HVAC product line provides professionals with a variety of reliable, convenient tools needed to get the job done day-in and day-out,” says Sabrina Kalsi, product manager at Klein Tools. “Our goal is to make all tradespeople aware of the versatility of Klein tools. While the first pair of Klein pliers was forged together for a lineman in need, today, Klein’s family of engineers, craftsmen and workers collaborate together to expand our product offering, manufacturing tools that more professionals can benefit from.”

For more information, visit www.kleintools.com/new-products

PrimeSource Building Products, an international distributor of building materials for residential and commercial needs, has launched GRX Gloves, a brand-new line of quality gloves designed with new levels of comfort and fit to promote hand safety and value.    The glove lines include GRX Cold Weather, GRX Industrial, GRX Professional and GRX Tradesman.    GRX Read More

PrimeSource Building Products, an international distributor of building materials for residential and commercial needs, has launched GRX Gloves, a brand-new line of quality gloves designed with new levels of comfort and fit to promote hand safety and value. 

 

The glove lines include GRX Cold Weather, GRX Industrial, GRX Professional and GRX Tradesman. 

 

GRX gloves will be available through the PrimeSource network of pro-contractor supply location and pro-supply locations like 84 Lumber and BMC.

 

See the glove live at www.grxgloves.com

 

GRX ProSeries Glove model

Plugfones are a combination of comfortable, safety-rated earplugs and high-quality speakers that allow you to listen and communicate more effectively on the job. Plugfones feature an ANSI- and NIOSH-certified NRR of up to 26 dB, and when paired with technologies like Bluetooth and noise isolating microphones, they make for the ultimate hearing protection + listening Read More

Plugfones are a combination of comfortable, safety-rated earplugs and high-quality speakers that allow you to listen and communicate more effectively on the job. Plugfones feature an ANSI- and NIOSH-certified NRR of up to 26 dB, and when paired with technologies like Bluetooth and noise isolating microphones, they make for the ultimate hearing protection + listening experience. OSHA-compliant volume limiting models are available.

Visit Plugfones to learn more about the ultimate in jobsite hearing and listening at their website: https://www.plugfones.com/

To read a review of Plugfones from The Hub’s Eric Aune from last year click here: Review: Bluetooth Earplugs

Plugfones Bluetooth Earplugs

This fall, Milwaukee Tool will kick off its ninth season of heated gear with a refreshed line of Heated Gear products. All gear will feature faster heating technology, garment improvements, as well as overall enhancements to vastly improve the wearer’s experience. In addition, Milwaukee® will also introduce a brand new Heated Gear category with the Read More

This fall, Milwaukee Tool will kick off its ninth season of heated gear with a refreshed line of Heated Gear products. All gear will feature faster heating technology, garment improvements, as well as overall enhancements to vastly improve the wearer’s experience. In addition, Milwaukee® will also introduce a brand new Heated Gear category with the addition of M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jackets and Vests.

M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jackets

Heated Gear Toughshell JacketPowered by M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery technology, the M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jackets use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest, back, and front pockets. This year, Milwaukee® added a new Quick-Heat function which helps deliver heat 3X faster than before, fully heating up the jacket in 2.5 minutes. Built to survive the elements both on and off the jobsite, these jackets utilize TOUGHSHELL™ Stretch Polyester for 5X longer life than other soft-shell jackets, with improved wind/water resistance. To ensure better heat retention, the sleeves now feature increased insulation. In addition, FREEFLEX™ Mobility Gussets help users maneuver more easily. Returning this year are various popular features such as 3 heat settings, up to 8 hours of run-time, and machine washable construction. The 2018 lineup includes black, red, and new Realtree EDGE® camo. Each will now ship with the M12™ Compact Charger and Portable Power Source for ideal on-the-go charging via micro-USB in wall outlets, vehicles, or computers.

M12™ Heated Hoodies

Heated Gear Hoodie graphicPowered by M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery technology, the M12™ Heated Hoodies use carbon fiber heating elements to create and distribute heat to the chest and back. A new Quick-Heat function helps deliver heat 3X faster than before, fully heating up the hoodie within 2.5 minutes. Combining a durable cotton/polyester exterior with a waffle weave thermal lining, these hoodies provide a versatile three-season solution to keep heat in and allow users to shed bulky layers. Returning this year are various popular features such as 3 heat settings, up to 6 hours of run-time, a fitted hood for use under a hard hat, and machine washable construction. The 2018 lineup includes black, red, and gray.

M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jackets and Vests

Heated Gear AXIS Womens DesignMilwaukee’s newest additions to the Heated Gear line are the M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jackets and Vests. A hybrid construction featuring the new AXIS™ Ripstop Polyester provides a lightweight, compressible design that can be used as an outer shell or a mid-layer, and protects the wearer from wind and water. Just like the M12™ Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jackets and Hoodies, these new AXIS™ jackets and vests are powered by M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery technology. A new Quick-Heat function lets users feel the heat 3X faster, distributing heat to the chest, back and shoulders of the jackets and the chest and back of the vests. The jackets’ heated shoulders are particularly beneficial in extreme cold conditions or during layering to allow for additional heat dispersion. Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes, each will ship with the M12™ Compact Charger and Portable Power Source for ideal on-the-go charging via micro-USB in wall outlets, vehicles, or computers.

Milwaukee Heated Gear Season 9 Models

M12™ Heated Jackets – Updated!

  1. M12™ Red Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jacket (202R-20 Bare & 202R-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
    1. $199 (kit); $149 (bare)
  2. M12™ Black Heated TOUGHSHELL™ Jacket (202B-20 Bare & 202B-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
    1. $199 (kit); $149 (bare)
  3. M12™ Heated QUIETSHELL Jacket – Realtree EDGE® camo (222C-20 Bare & 222C-21 Kit); Sizes S-3X
    1. $219 (kit); $169 (bare)

M12™ Heated Hoodies – Updated!

  1. M12™ Gray Heated Hoodie (302G-20 Bare & 302G-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
    1. $149 (kit); $99 (bare)
  2. M12™ Black Heated Hoodie (302B-20 Bare & 302B-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
    1. $149 (kit); $99 (bare)
  3. M12™ Red Heated Hoodie (302R-20 Bare & 302R-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
    1. $149 (kit); $99 (bare)

M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jackets and Vests – NEW!

  1. M12™ Heated AXIS™ Jacket (203B-20 Bare & 203B-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
    1. $219 (kit); $169 (bare)
  2. M12™ Women’s Heated AXIS™ Jacket (233B-20 Bare & 233B-21 Kit): Sizes S-2X
    1. $219 (kit); $169 (bare)
  3. M12™ Heated AXIS™ Vest (303B-20 Bare & 303B-21 Kit): Sizes S-3X
    1. $169 (kit); $119 (bare)
  4. M12™ Women’s Heated AXIS™ Vest (333B-20 Bare & 333B-21 Kit): Sizes S-2X
    1. $169 (kit); $119 (bare)

M12™ Heated Hand Warmers

  1. M12™ Camo Heated Hand Warmer (2321-20 Bare & 2321-21 Kit)
    1. $79 (kit); $49 (bare)
  2. M12™ Black Heated Hand Warmer (2322-20 Bare & 2322-21 Kit)
    1. $79 (kit); $49 (bare)

REDLITHIUM™ USB Heated Gloves (561-21): Sizes M – XL – NEW!

Milwaukee® M12™ Heated Gear provides the versatility, durability, utility, and comfort for use in cold conditions and all outdoor environments.  M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Batteries are compatible with 90+ professional cordless solutions from Milwaukee®. For more information on Milwaukee Heated Gear or to view the entire line as the 2018 launch nears, please visit www.milwaukeetool.com/heated-gear.

MILWAUKEE, WI – This fall Milwaukee Tool will launch the first heated gloves designed to survive the jobsite and outlast the elements – the new USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves. Powered by rechargeable REDLITHIUM™ battery technology, the new gloves heat on-demand, providing up to 6 hours of run-time. Built to be worn both on and off Read More

MILWAUKEE, WI – This fall Milwaukee Tool will launch the first heated gloves designed to survive the jobsite and outlast the elements – the new USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves. Powered by rechargeable REDLITHIUM™ battery technology, the new gloves heat on-demand, providing up to 6 hours of run-time. Built to be worn both on and off the jobsite, the gloves are also designed with features to improve overall dexterity and mobility.

“At Milwaukee® we understand that trade professionals are expected to work in some very tough conditions, cold weather being one of the most inclement. This is why we’ve been leading the industry in heated jobsite work gear ever since the introduction of our M12™ Heated Gear* in 2010, and we’re now introducing our first ever heated accessory,” said Kaue Cavalcante, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Our new USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves are a first for the industry, offering high-performance in trade applications and providing an improved experience when compared to the heated glove offerings used in other industries as well.”

Powered by REDLITHIUM™ USB**, these gloves feature 3 heat settings (Low, Medium, High) and fully heat up in just 2.5 minutes. Users will experience up to 6 hours of continuous run-time, with heat extending to the fingers and back of the hands.

Existing heated glove offerings and jobsite winter gloves lack the durability to stand up to the harsh conditions of the jobsite, which is why Milwaukee® constructed the USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves with GRIDIRON™ Ripstop Polyester, making them 3X more durable against tearing and abrasion. This lightweight polyester also makes them 25% lighter for maximum mobility, as well as wind and water resistant. For extra dexterity and durability, the palms and fingers are 100% leather. An extended cuff also works to keep debris, water, and snow out of the glove and easily pulls over jacket sleeves.

As touchscreen smartphones and tablets have become more prevalent on jobsites, the need for tech-compatible gloves is an absolute must. To address this issue, these new gloves also include SMARTSWIPE™ on the index fingers which permits the use of touch screen devices without removing gloves.

Milwaukee is committed to delivering high-performance gear built to handle the specific demands of the trades. The USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves provide the versatility, durability, utility and overall comfort for use in cold conditions and all outdoor environments.

* Milwaukee® Heated Gear: Powered by M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery Technology, Milwaukee® Heated Gear distributes heat across core body areas. Durable carbon fiber heating elements woven in between rugged exterior materials and thermal insulating liners generate and maintain heat to reduce the need for bulky layers. Three heat settings (High, Medium, Low) allow the user to select the right amount of warmth for all weather conditions. All M12™ Heated Jackets, Hoodies and Hand Warmers are fully machine washable and dryable for extended use.

**REDLITHIUM™ USB: The Milwaukee® REDLITHIUM® USB Battery powers Milwaukee® USB Rechargeable products. The REDLTIHIUM® USB Battery delivers more runtime, longer life, and faster charging. Each battery has 2X more capacity than three AAA Alkaline batteries and can be charged over 2,000 times, eliminating the need for disposable batteries with over 2,000 charges for longer life. The Milwaukee REDLITHIUM® USB Battery is covered by a 2 year warranty.

Specs

Milwaukee® USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves (561-21)

  • Sizes: M – XL
  • Run-time:
    • Low – 6 hours
    • Medium – 3 hours
    • High – 1.5 hours

Kit Includes: REDLITHIUM™ USB Heated Gloves, (2) REDLITHIUM™ USB Battery Packs, (2) Controller/Chargers, Heavy Duty Charging Cord, and Wall Plug.