Klein Tools Wins Tools in Action ‘Best Hand Tool Brand’ for 2014

Klein named #1 hand tool brand by both editors and readers

January 8, 2015 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (http://www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, has been named “Best Hand Tool Brand” for 2014 by Tools in Action (http://www.toolsinaction.com) readers. Competing against 17 other brands, Klein Tools took 48% of the readers’ votes – over 2.5X more than the next runner up. In addition, Klein Tools was selected by Tools in Action editors for Hand Tool Brand of the year as well.

Majority of the awards are picked by the editors of Tools in Action and the professional tradespeople they work with to recognize products that they felt really stood out. The awards are given to products that are innovative and overall best in class. There are no entry fees and manufacturers have 'no say' in the process.

“Ask any electrician and I can almost guarantee that they have a Klein tool in their bag,” said Dan Maxey, senior editor and co-founder of Tools in Action. “Professionals rely on quality tools for their living, and Klein tools are top notch quality.”

“For 158 years, Klein Tools has been using the highest quality materials, superior workmanship, and U.S. manufacturing for the vast majority of its hand tools to uphold its rigorous standards,” states Greg Palese, vice-president of marketing at Klein Tools. “This award demonstrates that Tools in Action readers and editors know that when you pick up a Klein, it will never let you down.”

Tools in Action 2014 Winner

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Toolsinaction.com is a leading online tool publication. The Tools in Action Awards were started in 2010 and are one of the most prestigious tool awards on the web. The judging panel consists of editors from Toolsinaction.com, select industry professionals and tradesmen. For more information, visit www.toolsinaction.com.

Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.

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