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Old 07-15-2009, 08:43 AM   #41
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I bought a pair of klein journeyman linemens with the blue and black handles with the fish tape puller. Whats the point of the fish tape puller when the handles slip off?? Almost hit myself in the face. Also I buy the "2000 series" with the "heavy duty cutting knives". They're no better than the standard ones. They look like there blown up after cuttinga couple of nails and screws. What a joke, I will for sure be buying knipex linemens and dykes soon.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:45 PM   #42
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next klein idea will be "all new klein tools premium line extra heavy duty tools the professional demands" all for a premium price
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Well, hopefully when this thread gets sent to Klein they do something about it. Or at least follow up. Every tool in my posession and in my pouch used to be Klein. But lately, a lot of different brands are making it into my pouch.
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I bought one of their tape measures with the two magnets
on the end, and the tape split the second day I was using
it. Returned it and got another brand.
I have the same one and while it didn't split the magnets fell off almost immediately, the tape can only stand out about 3 1/2 feet and it seems like the slide hole for the end is too big because measurements are off with it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:10 PM   #45
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My beater screwdriver also chipped the first locknut I tightened with it. Which is weird since the 7 0r 8 years or so I had the previous one it never did chip on the tip. It got pretty dull but a bench grinder always sharpened it up good. Hell the handle never even split on it. I chipped cement, tightened locknuts, pryed beat and abused it to no end. Some idiot found it in my pouch while I was at lunch one day and chipped a bunch of tile up with it. The only reason I got the new one was I thought I lost the old one. Found it wedged down in the seat and put it in my junk drawer to show my kids when they grow up what tools used to be made like.
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next klein idea will be "all new klein tools premium line extra heavy duty tools the professional demands" all for a premium price
The unfortunate thing is that their current tools are allready at a premimum price, though quality has dropped.

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Old 07-15-2009, 09:11 PM   #47
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#2 phillips bit - rounded in less than a year, minimal use
#2 square bit rounded in 2 months.....

sent both back, along with 3 other Phillips tips from my coworkers, recieved new ones...the new square tip rounded in less than 2 weeks - unusable.

Bought a Wera #2 square, it actually work like it is supposed to....

2 sets of Linemans 2000 series, one with fishtape puller...grips slip off....

I agree, I will pay a little extra for American made, but the price had better not be the only thing that is higher...how about quality....

when i got in the trade, I was told Klien was the best...nonw I am telling apprentices to avoid Klein screwdrivers completely....unless they like replacing tools
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:23 PM   #48
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i even get the dipped handles to slip off of the linesmen pliers
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:24 PM   #49
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Is there actually a brand called Wera or do you just keep ****ing up the name Wiha?
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http://www.stainlessscrewdrivers.com/
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:05 PM   #51
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Is there actually a brand called Wera or do you just keep ****ing up the name Wiha?
Google it noob

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no need to electricalperson already gave me the link, so suck it.
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For now on.

I'm looking for: Made in Germany
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For now on.

I'm looking for: Made in Germany
Same here. I bought my first 18v millwukee about 7 years ago and it was hands down the best drill I ever had. It had an incredibally long run time, very powerfull, and the lable on the drill said Made in Germany. Then somewhere down the line it changed design, and wasnt built in Germany any more, and was never the same. I would trade that same drill for my new 24v in a heart beat. My Van is also built in Germany. I dont know what it is about those guys, but they can sure build stuff. Kind of what we used to be like.
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no need to electricalperson already gave me the link, so suck it.
I dont swing that way - sorry!

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Keep em coming guys I'd like to see 100+ complaints before I send an email to them.
This is a definite problem that have to see feedback on.
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Every pair of Klein dykes that I buy, the grips always want to slip off. I hate that. It makes me have to tape them on or worse yet, I take them off completely, which could prove fatal. Not cool.
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Every pair of Klein dykes that I buy, the grips always want to slip off. I hate that. It makes me have to tape them on or worse yet, I take them off completely, which could prove fatal. Not cool.
I heat the grips up, slide them off, and apply a 2-part epoxy to the handles and slide them back on.
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I heat the grips up, slide them off, and apply a 2-part epoxy to the handles and slide them back on.
I had to do the same to my linemans....

but the point is that when you are paying premium prices, you shouldn't have to modify your tools, they should be built that way

also, I recommend trying Wera screwdrivers...so far, so good...
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Good idea. Why didn't I think of that? Probably cause I don't own my own company and sit behind a desk all day chatting on ElectricianTalk.com.

Besides, I shouldn't have to do that. They should stay on from the factory for the price that they cost.
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