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Old 08-02-2009, 10:18 AM   #101
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I was working with a journey's 9/16'' nut driver the other day and the "chrome" finish was peeling off. He said he just bought it a few months ago.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:11 AM   #102
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I was working with a journey's 9/16'' nut driver the other day and the "chrome" finish was peeling off. He said he just bought it a few months ago.
I've had that happen. That stuff is pretty sharp too.

What I can't really understand is how a nutdriver can break just under the force of the human hand? I've done it myself on my 1/2" Klein nutdriver, which was replaced under warranty. If I had wrenches on it or something, that would be one thing. I was just using it by hand, and I'm of only average strength and have arthritis.
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Just wanted to weigh in on the" DEKLEIN of Klein Tools". I have noticed a definite difference in quality the past few years. Great thread, maybe Klein will realize that sacraficing quality will eventually lose them a lot of loyal customers.
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Just wanted to weigh in on the" DEKLEIN of Klein Tools". I have noticed a definite difference in quality the past few years. Great thread, maybe Klein will realize that sacraficing quality will eventually lose them a lot of loyal customers.
I swung in Lowe's after breakfast this morning for a box of nails, and I noticed in the electrical aisle that there's only a very few Klein items left. They've switched completely to Greenlee and Ideal. The Klein stuff they had left was on clearance still.
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Spoke with a Klein rep a few weeks ago @ my local supply house. He had commented to me that he has heard a lot of this type of backlash lately, about the quality of their products that is.
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I swung in Lowe's after breakfast this morning for a box of nails, and I noticed in the electrical aisle that there's only a very few Klein items left. They've switched completely to Greenlee and Ideal. The Klein stuff they had left was on clearance still.
Yeah, soon there will be no Klein at Lowes. And Home Depot has Klein exclusively. It's funny how all the tools that used to say Greenlee now say Klein, the same EXACT tools. Klein just completely copied Greenlee on all those tools that they didn't make.
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Yeah, soon there will be no Klein at Lowes. And Home Depot has Klein exclusively. It's funny how all the tools that used to say Greenlee now say Klein, the same EXACT tools. Klein just completely copied Greenlee on all those tools that they didn't make.
For all we know, Klein doesn't make them either. There's probably some factory in Taiwan private brand labeling them for whoever wants to buy them.
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