Tool News Nirvana – April 23, 2020

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In today’s edition of Tool News Nirvana, we’ll hear about new tool storage from Klein, a new product and some important service-from Makita, and two tool organization solutions from Gearwrench. Let’s get to it!

Klein’s New Modular Tool Organization System

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KLEIN Modular Tool Belt – Carry The Right Tools For The Job

Klein launched a neat new way to manage your tools – The Click-Lock Modular System. It seems that every tool company these days is introducing a mobile storage solution of some type. Klein has taken it a bit further, though, by making your toolbelt modular. The belt itself is sold as a unit, as are a wall rack and 4 application-specific pouches. These pouches are stored on the wall rack when not in use. If needed for a specific job, the pouch then could be attached to the belt. We could see this being useful for a handyman, who might need to do electrical, plumbing, framing, and drywalling all in the same day.

More Info - via Klein

A New Inflator From Makita

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Makita Cordless Inflator

Makita expands its already massive 18V LXT cordless platform with the launch of the Makita DMP180 inflator. Good for up to 120 PSI, and featuring a pressure-dependent auto-shutoff mode, this tool promises to make your inflation tasks much more convenient. We could see this being of great use for lugging out to the shed to inflate those tires on the lawn tractor which undoubtedly went flat over the winter.

Buy Now - via Tool Nut

Makita’s Special Offer For The Current Times

Makita Factory Service Centers – Keeping Your Tools Operational

Makita is taking steps to continue providing top-notch customer service, while at the same time ensuring proper social-distancing precautions. Starting this past April 13th, and continuing through May 31st, 2020, they will offer free round-trip shipping and free labor on all tool repairs. During this time, walk-in tool service at their factory service centers will be extremely limited. Makita knows how heavily their customers depend on their tools, so this is a great way to keep working while also being safe.

More Info - via Makita

Gearwrench Thinks Your Table Should Adjust To You

Gearwrench 83166 – Adjust Your Table, Not Your Back

Like many types of hands-on work, repairing vehicles benefits greatly from efficiency. Jobs go much more quickly when tools are easily accessible and organized. With that in mind, Gearwrench developed this adjustable-height workbench that can be set at anywhere between 35 and 48 inches for user comfort. Tools and productivity aside, you know where we could see some real benefit from this table? Snack consumption. Think about it, it’s height-adjustable for any seat in your living room, plus has a 125 lb load capacity for those extra-large assemblies of charcuterie! It’s available now.

Buy Now - via Acme Tools

A Cozy Embrace For Your Tools From Gearwrench

Gearwrench 83370 – A Sweet Foam Caress For Your Tools

In more news from Gearwrench this month, their new FlexFoam Universal Storage System could help tame that unruly tool chest of yours. Kaizen foam is cool and all – but it takes a lot of work to set up properly, and is unadaptable in the event that you replace a tool with a differently shaped one. FlexFoam, however, provides a universal pattern that holds most tool shapes. Plus, it has a low-profile height that fits in most common tool drawer sizes.

More Info - via GearWrench

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