Archive for April, 2013

COAST Products Featured in Tool-Rank’s Editors Pick

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

COAST Rapid Response KnifeWe are proud to announce that COAST Products has received attention from another leading tool website. Recently, Tool-Rank.com has featured our products in two separate articles – one suggesting items to include in an emergency kit, and another highlighting the Rapid Response knife as a Tool Rank Editor’s Pick.

In the emergency kit article, the author suggested using the Bosch Click & Go System as a housing for a 72-hour post-disaster kit. This emergency setup is intended to assist a family in the days just following a disaster, during the lull before federal emergency services kick in. As we saw with Superstorm Sandy, families often have to fend for themselves in this time period, and a 72-hour kit is a lifesaver in this situation. Tool-Rank.com included four COAST products in the kit: the HP7 LED flashlight, the HL7 LED Headlamp, the Rapid Response knife, and the 2-LED Pro Pocket pliers.

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Why a Tactical LED Flashlight Makes a Great Self-Defense Tool

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

You have the right to remain silent…

Tactical LED flashlights are the perfect self-defense tools because they have no lasting effect. One blast from a tactical LED flashlight is enough to temporarily disorient and therefore halt any questionable character in his or her tracks. This means you can feel fairly safe walking alone at night with an LED flashlight. If a problem arises, you can surprise an attacker with the beam – and if it turns out your use of LED light was a mistake, you can apologize and move on, knowing any effects will fade in a matter of minutes. Indeed, police officers and military personnel are trained to use this humane weapon first, by shining their LED flashlights in the eyes of suspects to gain a moment of threat assessment.

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What to Look for in Rechargeable Flashlights

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Flexible Power Options for Rechargeable LightsThe Coast Products team has been buzzing lately about the newest additions to our product line: rechargeable LED flashlights. The A9R is a slim, rechargeable inspection LED torch, perfect for anyone who uses an inspection light during the workday. At the end of the shift, it’s easy to power up the A9R; just plug it into a recharging “cap,” which plugs into a standard wall outlet. We’ve also developed a couple of full-sized rechargeable LED flashlights: the A22R and the A25R, two powerful torches with several different charging options.

Designing each rechargeable torch taught us a lot about what to look for in an emergency LED flashlight. Having thoroughly researched the rechargeable emergency LED flashlight field, we can vouch that the following elements are the distinguishing features consumers should look for when in the market for a rechargeable light.

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Product Comparison: A9 LED Penlight vs. HP3 Focusing LED Inspection Light

Monday, April 8th, 2013

A9 LED Penlight vs. HP3 Focusing LED Inspection LightFor mechanics, home inspectors, firefighters and police, a professional use LED flashlight is part of the everyday work uniform. Firefighters use LED lights to see their way through burning buildings. Police officers use LED flashlights during roadside inspections and arrests. And mechanics and inspectors use LED lights to peer far into the crevices and crannies of engine blocks and crawl spaces.

Today we’re focusing on two LED flashlights that were designed for professional use: the A9 LED penlight, a favorite among inspectors as it is slim enough to tuck into a shirt pocket, and the HP3 Focusing LED Inspection Light, popular among mechanics as its beam may be focused into a high-power spotlight beam with a surrounding halo of usable light. To help you choose between these two similar LED lights, we’ve compared some of their major characteristics in the handy table below. (more…)

Durable Rapid Response Knife Technology: Blade Assist and Max-Lock

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Blade Assist TechnologyEvery folding blade knife and multi-tool enthusiast knows the weakest part of a gadget is typically the area that sees the most use. For instance, a folding knife often breaks at the point where it opens and closes, and the attachments most likely to break off of multi-tools are those that see the most use. Ingenious knife designer Ron Lake took this tendency into account when designing our innovative Rapid Response Knife. Read on to learn about Lake’s unique design features that prevent each Rapid Response Knife from breaking at the assisted-opening mechanism.

Blade Assist Technology: An Innovation in Assisted-Opening Knife Design

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