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Old 07-17-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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What is the real difference between the 2? I was just wondering is it just color or quality difference?
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:02 AM   #2
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I was just wondering the same thing actually.
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The strength of the cutting jaws. 2000 series blues are stronger.
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Klein's website catalog may have some more detailed info here:

http://www.kleintools.com/onlinecata...dex-TOOLS.html
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its the strength of the metal. blue is better
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Along a similar theme, what kind of head do you guys perfer on your dikes? I like the angled head because the "rocking action" it gives to lift out romex staples.
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One thing I learned about the blue handled vs. red handled is that neither one is very resistant to cutting through a live cable.
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One thing I learned about the blue handled vs. red handled is that neither one is very resistant to cutting through a live cable.
The dykes can't tell if the cable is live or dead. Just make sure the exposed head is not grounded.
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Along a similar theme, what kind of head do you guys perfer on your dikes? I like the angled head because the "rocking action" it gives to lift out romex staples.
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Angled for the same reason.

I also bought a pair of masons's end cutting pliers from Lowes to remove those really stubborn stables they used to use for old BX/AC cable that's are usually driven into petrified wood.
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Along a similar theme, what kind of head do you guys perfer on your dikes? I like the angled head because the "rocking action" it gives to lift out romex staples.
Same here. Bought a straight pair once by mistake, they still look new in my bag.
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Angled for the same reason.

I also bought a pair of masons's end cutting pliers from Lowes to remove those really stubborn stables they used to use for old BX/AC cable that's are usually driven into petrified wood.
Yeah, those staples are a biotch.....
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I lost my kleins in a ceiling somewhere between chevy chase and waldorf, stopped at rexel to pick up some stuff - when did kleins get to be 47 bucks ? geez. you have to contact inside sales just to get a decent price on pliars. and they want to know why they are losing business to the crappy home stores ?
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Along a similar theme, what kind of head do you guys perfer on your dikes? I like the angled head because the "rocking action" it gives to lift out romex staples.
And nails. Blue handles for the hardened jaws, angled head for me.
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They also have black handles and they are way cheaper
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what about the yellow handles?

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Yes, the yellow handled one's are most favored among homosexual electricians.

Actually, I have no idea. Never saw a pair of yellow handled Klein dikes.
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Yes, the yellow handled one's are most favored among homosexual electricians.

Actually, I have no idea. Never saw a pair of yellow handled Klein dikes.
Glad i dont have any yeller ones.

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And nails. Blue handles for the hardened jaws, angled head for me.
Same here
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i hope they come out with rainbow handles
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I had some yellow ones about 7 years ago. I think they were made by Ideal though.
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