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Old 11-20-2016, 09:52 AM   #21
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When I was asked to review their stuff I thought it was a chance at free tools. Years later it seems 90% of the tools were linemans. I tried them all, some times never seeing any difference in them. My favs are still the J2000 and the Journeyman D213-9NECR.
My favorite are the D2000-9NETP, I can't get used to those ones with the extra plastic on the handles. I would laugh at them for making so many different linemans pliers but then they'll laugh at me for owning so many
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Old 11-20-2016, 09:57 AM   #22
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I'm trying to break in J2139NECRN but my girl hands have a hard time using these effortlessly one handed.
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I'm trying to break in J2139NECRN but my girl hands have a hard time using these effortlessly one handed.
I got their super duper needlenose which I like, but I did not like the fluffy handles, I cut them off and put a pair of the shrink on handles instead.
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Funny....I still love the fluffy handles!
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I still have the same linemans I started with, which I believe are J213-9NE. Early on a coworker had the fishtape pullers, and I was jealous of that feature so I modified mine with a grinder 7 years later they still work great!
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My favorite are the D2000-9NETP, I can't get used to those ones with the extra plastic on the handles. I would laugh at them for making so many different linemans pliers but then they'll laugh at me for owning so many
At one point I had a large roller cabinet drawer full, then I started giving them to apprentices. I must have had 60 pairs of test pliers at one point.

I've never used the fish tape pullers, just a preference. I like to have the 10ga crimp die.
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:29 AM   #27
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I still have the same linemans I started with, which I believe are J213-9NE. Early on a coworker had the fishtape pullers, and I was jealous of that feature so I modified mine with a grinder 7 years later they still work great!
Have you had to sharpen the cutting jaws?
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:31 AM   #28
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I'm trying to break in J2139NECRN but my girl hands have a hard time using these effortlessly one handed.
Have you tried 8"?
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Have you had to sharpen the cutting jaws?
Nope. Closest to the pivot point the blades don't meet from cutting stuff too hard for them, but the rest of the blade still works fine. How would one sharpen them without getting to a point where they didn't meet anymore?
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Nope. Closest to the pivot point the blades don't meet from cutting stuff too hard for them, but the rest of the blade still works fine. How would one sharpen them without getting to a point where they didn't meet anymore?
I've ground off nicks and honed with a dremel stone
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How would I become a tester of Klein tools?
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:16 AM   #32
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How would I become a tester of Klein tools?
I got invited by a rep after trying to buy directly for several large purchases while working in the family business. As much as was purchased for the tool crib I didn't like paying retail.
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