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Old 08-04-2009, 10:02 PM   #21
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I own Kinpex linesman and sidecuts and Wiha screwdrivers after throwing out my klein stuff. They have lasted way longer and are in better shape than any of my previous klein stuff
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I've heard a lot about Wiha and Knipex being good tools. I checked out a link to a set of Wiha Lineman pliers and they were $15. That seems too good to be true.
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well then you got nothing to lose either i guess eh?
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Why not just use Craftsman Professional series tools and have them replaced under warranty when they wear out?
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Why not just use Craftsman Professional series tools and have them replaced under warranty when they wear out?
It's probably a pride thing. Craftsman, while having a good warranty, are still regarded as a homeowner or DIY brand. I suppose that's why Black and Decker started making their professional line under the DeWalt name, to get out from under that type of cloud. If Craftsman started making their high line under a different brand name, they might have better luck selling them to pros.
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The Klein screwdrivers I'm ok with. I'm just looking for a new pair of Lineman's Pliers. I want something good, something like the older Klein Journeyman 2000 series when they were better quality.

I haven't checked out Craftsmen yet, maybe they will do.
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It's probably a pride thing..
You may be correct by I have a "wallet thing"
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Why not just use Craftsman Professional series tools and have them replaced under warranty when they wear out?

Klein tools are also lifetime garauntee. I take them back to Home Depot or the supply house and get news all the time.
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Klein tools are also lifetime garauntee.
That's actually incorrect. The exact wording of the guarantee is "life of the tool." In other words, when it wears out from normal wear and tear (or abuse) it is no longer guaranteed. You've just gotten lucky that you've been able to return that stuff.
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Klein used to let you return worn tools. Now the only way to recieve a new tool is if it breaks.
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That's actually incorrect. The exact wording of the guarantee is "life of the tool." In other words, when it wears out from normal wear and tear (or abuse) it is no longer guaranteed. You've just gotten lucky that you've been able to return that stuff.

Yes but actually they are always broken when I take them back. I'm not out to screw anyone. I thought we were talking about faulty tools.
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I like harris the best for some stuff. Greenlee is okay but there size makes me feel like I'm buying from Wal-Mart and I know you all hate buying from Wal-Mart as much as I do. (I go to Target )
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The Greenlee screwdrivers are just as bad as the Kleins.
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i had a bunch of greenlee hand tools and they were no better than klein
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