Klein Rechargeable LED Auto-Off Headlamp Specifications:
Battery Capacity: 2 x CR123A Lithium Ion Battery (Included)
LED Type: Cree XM-L2 U3 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours (Typical)
Lens Diameter: 0.8mm / 3/16″ (1.6mm / 1/4″ including protective lens cover)
Lens Thickness: 0.05mm / .003″ (0.04mm / .012″)
Max Beam Distance: 200 meters (660 feet)
Waterproof Rating: IPX7 (Underwater up to 2m for 30 minutes)
Operating Voltage Range: 4V – 14V DC (Input 100mA max.) or 5V – 12VDC via USB cable.
Dimensions: Length: 1.5 inches / 40 mm; Width: 0.9 inch / 23 mm; Height: 2.3 inches / 60 mm
Weight (with battery): 1 oz./ 28 g (including battery); Weight without Battery: 2 oz.
/ 56 g
Klein Rechargeable LED Auto-Off Headlamp Features:
Six (6) white CREE LEDs provide a powerful and wide angle of light.
3 lighting modes: Low, High, and Strobe. Cycle through lighting modes by lightly pressing switch.
Tap switch to turn light on in last mode used.
Break-away headband does not need to be removed for charging.
Lights turn off automatically after 4 hours to preserve battery life.
Rechargeable with included USB cable or any cell phone charger (cable not included).
White headlamp lens with clear mask is perfect for all around jobs and provides an even beam pattern.
Rubber switch housing is easy to operate, even with gloves on.
Machined aluminum and plastics housing is lightweight and resistant to impact and water.
Red light option preserves night vision and works for map reading or locating tent zipper pulls.
Optional elastic headband.
Batteries: 2 x CR123A Lithium Ion Batteries (Included)
Operating Temperatures: -22°F to 140°F
IPX4 Water resistant
What’s in the box: 1 x headlamp; 2 x CR123A batteries; 1 x elastic headband; 1 x USB charging cable; 1 x paper manual.
Klein Tools is a brand of Stanley Black & Decker
Founded in 1857 by Henry Klein, the company was started as a small machine shop in New York City. Mr.
Klein’s first product was a diet cracker, for which he built a small machine to manufacture. The business did well and by the Civil War era, Mr. Klein had several employees working in his shop. During this time, Mr. Klein made a small adjustable wrench that was subsequently purchased by the US Army and made by his employees. It proved to be very popular with the soldiers, and gave rise to more innovative designs.
By the turn of the century, Mr. Henry’s son, Frank, had taken over much of the business, and continued to grow it.
The company began manufacturing precision measuring tools and high-end bicycles. In 1919, the company changed its name from H. Klein and Sons to the more modern sounding Klein Tools.
Over the years, the company continued to grow and thrive, branching out into more tools and other equipment. The company is still run by the Klein family today, over 150 years after its inception.
Frank’s great-granddaughter, Linda Runyon, currently serves as CEO of the company.
The company maintains its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois and has manufacturing facilities across the globe including the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Today, the company holds more than 700 patents and has over $700 million in annual sales.
The manufacturing division of the company, specializing in metalworking machinery.
The tool division of the company, selling hand tools to customers in construction and manufacturing industries.
Klein Tools Racing:
A team currently competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Klein Performance Tools:
The newest addition to the company, selling impact tools.
The history of the company you work for.
The large assortment of tools you have at your disposal.
The current economic state of the company.
How well the company’s management is currently doing.
The quality of your tools and equipment.
The safety record of your company.
The quality and quantity of your training.
Your current pay grade and potential for a raise.
The state of the union at your company.
With the recent drop in oil prices, your company has been struggling to make ends meet. Although you aren’t really sure what effect that will have on you, you know that many of your coworkers have been worried about potential layoffs around the corner.
Your company used to be at the forefront of the oil industry, and has been making great strides in research and development, however more and more companies are beginning to take over that role.
Safety has never been a priority for the company, but in recent years there have been some major safety concerns on various job sites.
Your company is currently at a three-year low in employee morale, and you’re not really sure why.
Although you make a middle-class living, it’s a far cry from what the upper management seems to take home. This has caused some strife between the working class employees and upper management.
Your company was bought out by a large multi-national conglomerate ten years ago, and it seems that the new owners don’t really have any long-term plans for your company.
Although your training has been mediocre at best, and safety is rarely if ever enforced on the job site, you can always rely on your fellow workers to have your back if something were to go wrong.
You are one of the more senior people at your work site, and many of the younger workers look up to you as a role model of some sort.
You don’t have much in the way of savings, but you do own your own home and have never really struggled financially.
You feel you have about as much education and training as you’re going to get at your job, and there aren’t many opportunities for promotion from where you’re at.
Over the course of your career, you’ve had your share of near misses and accidents. You’ve injured your back and knees on the job, and suspect you’ll only be able to work in these factories a few more years before your body gives out.
You’ve been with the company for as long as you can remember, working your way up from the bottom like most people do.
How do you respond?
You might be content with your career, but there are still issues that bug you on occasion.
Maybe it’s the long hours, or the fact that you’ve never gotten a raise in the time you’ve been employed. Maybe it’s even the low pay in comparison to other jobs.
Or maybe it’s all of these things, and more.
It’s time for you to make a change, but how can you get ahead in a world that seems to be increasingly automated?
As you think about it, you realize there are only really three ways to go:
Stay at your current job and hope they give you that long-awaited raise. Find a new job in a different field.
Switch careers completely.
It will be a gamble whichever way you choose, but at least if you stick with your current job, you know you’ll have steady income to pay the bills.
Of course, as good as steady pay sounds, that might get boring after a while. You’ll have to weigh your pros and cons and decide which is more important to you in the long run.
Staying at Your Current Job
If you decide to stay at your current job, you’ll have the option to try to find a new one within your company, or stay put and hope that they eventually promote you. Unless something changes in the company, you can expect to spend the next ten or twenty years at your job until you retire.
Of course, who knows what could happen?
There might be changes in the company that could lead to layoffs, more downsizing, or other negative occurrences.
If you feel comfortable at your job and don’t want to take a risk with changing careers completely, then it might be best to try to find another job within your company that you’d be interested in pursuing. This may or may not lead to a promotion if a position opens up, but at the very least it keeps your mind active on the job.
If you’d like to pursue a different career path within the company, you might be able to parlay your current job experience into a job that you may find more interesting and satisfying.
Whatever you do decide, make sure it’s what you want to pursue, as changing your mind later might impact your career choices in the future.
Staying at Your Current Job – Deciding to stay at your current job, you determine that the best course of action would be to find another job within the company that would be more suitable to you. You list out what jobs are available and which look interesting and begin applying to any that you feel you are qualified for.
In the meantime you continue doing your current job until you start hearing back from applications or receiving calls for interviews.
Finding Another Job at the Company – After listing out what jobs are available at your company and which look interesting you set out to apply for them all. You find out very quickly that there are very few openings within the company, but after sending out multiple applications and resumes, you finally begin to get responses.
One in particular looks very promising.
You’ve always had an interest in writing, though you never thought you’d be doing it for a living. The job is a writer for one of the company’s many web sites, which was recently overhauled and has a need for someone to update it on a daily basis.
It’s not your dream job as a writer, but it’s definitely better than what you’re doing right now. The position also comes with a pay raise.
Taking this job would be a lateral move with little opportunity for growth or advancement, but you wouldn’t have to change careers completely.
You also have an interview coming up for an assistant manager position at one of the company’s many retail locations. The job would entail managing the daily operations of the store, which would involve overseeing sales and interacting with the customers.
You would also be expected to open and close the store every day. Since this is a larger location, you’d have a staff of employees that you’d be in charge of as well.
The job would involve a pay cut, but it looks like it could be a solid stepping stone to an upper management position in the future.
Deciding to stay at your current job, you begin pursuing a writing position.
After submitting an application and completing an online writing test, you’re informed that there are currently no openings within the company, but your application will be kept on file for any future opportunities.
A month passes…
Still working at the diner, you learn that one of the part-time clerks has quit, so you decide to apply. Although the job entails more physical labor than you were previously doing, you’re hired and find the work fairly easy.
The job also comes with a small pay increase.
Another month passes…
Since the shop has been doing so well under your management, you’re informed that you’ll be promoted to assistant manager once more. Since the current assistant manager is managing two stores, you’ll be taking over one of them while still managing your own store.
You find that the responsibilities of being an assistant manager are a little more than you want, so you decide to look for another job within the company.
You have an interview with a representative from the company’s online division and despite your lack of experience or education in the field, you’re hired.
You still work for the same company, but now you’re working on an online shopping website full time. You enjoy your new position and look forward to the future.
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