New Ratcheting Crimper from Klein Tools Comes with Built-In Ratchet Register ico-close ico-supplier ico-white-paper-case-study ico-product ico-cad

September 5, 2019 (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces the Full-Cycle Ratcheting Crimper, featuring three crimping cavities for use on 10-22 AWG stranded copper wire. Its ergonomic design reduces the force needed to crimp wires and enables consistent, repeatable crimps to help professional electricians get the job done right day in, day out. “Crimping insulated terminals onto wire is an essential, everyday function for professional electricians,” says Tyler Winthers, senior product manager at Klein Tools. “Klein’s new Ratcheting Crimper features three crimping cavities in one tool to reduce the number of tools needed to get the day’s tasks done right. Its adjustable compound action design reduces the force required to complete successful crimps with a built-in ratchet to improve consistency. Professionals can expect to complete uniform crimps every time when equipped with this innovative new jobsite solution.” For more information, visit www.kleintools.com/new-products or search for #NewKleins on social media. Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing ...

Bottom of the Barrel Connector: Tell Us Your Socket Hacks

Sometimes you get an epiphany for a project that will change the world. A simple device, on a custom circuit board with inexpensive parts that will disrupt the status quo and make you a billion dollars in no time. Then there are the times where you need to throw scraps of copper at a prototyping board and strangle nine-volts out by any means necessary. This is about the latter. In one of our Hack Chats, [Morning.Star] shared a couple of images wherein a barrel connector was needed, but there was no time to wait for one in the mail. Necessity birthed the most straightforward solution which did not involve shredding a power adapter’s plug. There is no link, [Stuart Longland] aka [Redhatter] screen-capped the image exchange and reminded us on the tip line. Chances are you’ve faced this problem yourself. Everyone has a box of old wall warts somewhere, exhibiting a wide range of barrel connector sizes. If you can’t take the easy route of cutting off the connectors, what’s your go-to trick? Alligator clips are a horrid approach, and there aren’t really any clear winners that come to mind. [Morning.Star’s] hack is actually quite respectable! It appears to be a roll of copper (perhaps ...