Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

October 21, 2016

Klein Tools has introduced a new line of multi-bit screwdrivers and exclusive multi-nut drivers designed to increase productivity and save space in a tool belt or bag. Klein Tools’ research shows electricians want to do more with fewer tools and these multi-bit screwdrivers and multi-nut drivers do just that.

Multi-nut drivers

Klein’s exclusive multi-nut drivers come in two models with multiple interchangeable hex sizes. The heavy-duty shafts and cushion-grip handles exceed the torque performance of regular nut drivers. Both models also have wrench assist for added torque when needed.

  • 6-in-1 Multi-Nut Driver
  • 5-in-1 Multi-Nut Driver

15-in-1 multi-bit screwdrivers

This multi-bit screwdriver features a fixed shaft with a 1/4” nut driver and internal storage in the cushion-grip handle for 14 different screwdriver bits. It is available in three models:

  • 15-in-1 Classic Multi-Bit Screwdriver
  • 15-in-1 Tamperproof Multi-Bit Screwdriver
  • 15-in-1 HVAC Multi-Bit Screwdriver

6-in-1 ratcheting stubby screwdriver

The compact design of the 6-in-1 ratcheting stubby screwdriver makes it easier to work in confined spaces, while the ratcheting mechanism allows users to work faster and with more efficiency. It is available in two models: one with standard bits, and one with standard and square recess bits. Both models also have 1/4” and 5/16” nut drivers.

  • 6-in-1 Ratcheting Stubby Screwdriver (standard bits)
  • 6-in-1 Ratcheting Stubby Screwdriver (square recess bits)

4-in-1 Electronics Screwdriver

This multi-bit screwdriver features four different interchangeable tips for working on electronics. The tips are heat-treated and precision machined for greater strength. It also has a rotating cap for optimum and precise control and a cushion-grip handle for comfort.

  • 4-in-1 Electronics Screwdriver

“Electricians are looking for ways to work more efficiently,” says Raul Rosales, Senior Product Manager at Klein Tools. “As the tradesman’s needs change, so do our tools. These new drivers were designed to address the need for more functionality in one tool.”

Find out more: www.kleintools.com/drivers.

 

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Top Recurring Revenue Business Ideas for Electricians

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Sadly, there’s no way to plant dollar bills for your electrical business that will grow into hundreds overnight (wouldn’t that be nice?).

While I can’t gift you a money tree, after talking to dozens of our electrical customers, I can tell you that one of the best ways to grow your business is through recurring revenue.

What is Recurring Revenue and Why Should Your Electrical Business Have It?

Recurring revenue is predictable, stable revenue that comes into your business at regular intervals. It helps you better maintain cash flow, reduce reliance on one-time sales and most importantly, allows you to forecast revenue so that you can make better decisions for the future of your business. 

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The EPLAN AdvantageWhat is EPLAN?

One platform, multiple solutions – the Eplan Platform offers engineering software such as Preplanning for systematic preliminary planning, Electric P8 for preparing circuit diagrams and Pro Panel for 3D enclosure planning, all from a single source. Standardised interfaces and integration processes enable continuous data flows throughout the value chain, with additional links to various system solutions from Rittal.

This year, EPLAN has introduced its new EPLAN Platform 2022 to help address challenges in the design, engineering and manufacturing phases of the panel building process...

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EIN NECA ECAO 400ECAO and NECA have announced that on January 1 ECAO officially joined NECA as their 119th Chapter. Executive Director Graeme Aitken joined NECA CEO David Long on LinkedIn Live to announce the partnership.

Given the similarities between the two organizations, ECAO is looking to create more opportunities for its electrical contractor members and this further collaboration will allow them to facilitate that. As well as drawing on the educational opportunities that NECA can offer.

“What we’re looking for is integration, professionalism, but most importantly to expand our community."

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

Go HERE to join the discussion

 


 

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The ESG45LX is ideal for overhead one-handed operation and cuts up to 1/2-inch Rebar (Schedule 60) and EHS Guy Strand and 5/8-inch Ground Rod and Standard Guy Strand. It has a compact, lightweight design, weighing less than eight pounds with battery, and is 33 percent lighter than an earlier model thanks to a redesigned flip-top style latch that reduces overall weight.

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