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Old 10-04-2009, 10:26 AM   #61
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I was using my Klein 63750 ratchet cutters yesterday, and a spring must have broken of fell off. (63750 are the 750/1000mcm, and the 63060 are the 400/500mcm cutters, just for reference).

The handles no longer spring open. Looking for the spring now, where I was using them yesterday...

Anyone know of a supplier for parts for these cutters?

These are very good cutters. They still work as is, just not as efficiently with the handles not automatically reopening.

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Old 10-05-2009, 10:28 PM   #62
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the last Klein screwdriver I purchased was a 10n1, it's now a 2n1. The only thing i use it for is nut driving, even then it kinda sucks because it's so short. I do like Klein levels, I think they are still pretty high quality. You get six insulated wiha's at Sears for 34 bucks, i think it's a good deal. knipex linesman and dykes are the same price and better quality so...
Don't have much greenlee except for some old fishtapes.
Ideal's insulated drivers are $65 for six and they are made in china
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Our local Graybar quit carrying Klein tools because they wouldn't honor the warranty on them. They started carrying Ideal tools instead. Most of my screwdrivers and strippers are Ideal and Craftsman but I will always carry a pair of Klein sidecutters. Even if Klein has gone downhill it would be weird not to have anything made by Klein. Kinda like a plumber not having any tools made by Ridgid. They just go together so well.
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Maybe that is why Klein is no longer at Lowe's or Sears?...the Quality issue. Lowe's just put in Knipex pliers
Beware!! TULBOX is actually the national sales manager for Knipex in the USA. Biased??
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:16 PM   #65
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I used to carry Klein side cutters untill I got my Knipex side cutters in the mail.
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hey tulbox are you really a knipex retailer??? if you are i want your honest opinion about the knipex line of tools and do they sell screwdrivers or do they just use other brands in their package offers????
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Kinda cool, I was at the supply house and they had a box of old Klein linesmen out on the counter and they were all individually packaged in a rectangle cardboard box. I've only been doing electrical work for about ten years but i never bought them like that. I wonder when they switched to the new packaging. Anyone know?
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Kinda cool, I was at the supply house and they had a box of old Klein linesmen out on the counter and they were all individually packaged in a rectangle cardboard box. I've only been doing electrical work for about ten years but i never bought them like that. I wonder when they switched to the new packaging. Anyone know?
down here kleins are still sold in their regular plastic packaging thing ( what ever that its called) but then again i buy all my tools online and dont go into a supply house for tools unless its to change them out on the lifetime warranty so that might something recent
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Beware!! TULBOX is actually the national sales manager for Knipex in the USA. Biased??
I'm beginning to think that half the posters on this board either work for a tool company, or they get free tools from a company to promote, and are biased towards them.
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hey tulbox are you really a knipex retailer??? if you are i want your honest opinion about the knipex line of tools and do they sell screwdrivers or do they just use other brands in their package offers????
No I am not a retailer
Knipex is the largest manufacturer of premium pliers on earth and make excellent pliers. Knipex does not make screwdrivers but does distribute Witte screwdrivers in the US. Witte is the largest German screwdriver manufacturer. Many tool companies in Germany still specialize. Knipex-Pliers, Witte-Screwdrivers etc.
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I'm beginning to think that half the posters on this board either work for a tool company, or they get free tools from a company to promote, and are biased towards them.
I wouldn't mind getting some free tools! Free is one of my favorite words.
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No I am not a retailer
Knipex is the largest manufacturer of premium pliers on earth and make excellent pliers. Knipex does not make screwdrivers but does distribute Witte screwdrivers in the US. Witte is the largest German screwdriver manufacturer. Many tool companies in Germany still specialize. Knipex-Pliers, Witte-Screwdrivers etc.

ok cool stuff thank you i have been looking into getting some witte and knipex tools i have some wiha
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down here kleins are still sold in their regular plastic packaging thing ( what ever that its called) but then again i buy all my tools online and dont go into a supply house for tools unless its to change them out on the lifetime warranty so that might something recent
Manager of the store told me that's how they were sold in the past. I don't know if that's true or not though.
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so just a thought here i know klein and ideal are lifetime warrantied and all that good stuff but now i wish they had theft protection to i got broken into and all my tools are gone and my insurance wont give me a dime because my deductable is higher than the amount i had stolen over 4000 in tools and meters gone out of my truck parked in my driveway
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That SUCKS!!

Your deductible is over $4 grand??? You may want to re-think that.
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That SUCKS!!

Your deductible is over $4 grand??? You may want to re-think that.

well i happened to be at my parents house that night for dinner and when i went to leave i found my door handle destroyed along with my dash and my toolbox wide open with everything gone so i claimed it on there policy since i have very minimal auto insurance and well to make a long story short i got boned
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I have no ties with any tool sales crap whatsoever

BUT!!!!

The handle came off my klien pliers and after my recent unhappiness with their quality decided to venture into lowes after hearing all the raves about Knipex on here and ......

Them Knipex pliers are the cats a$$ I will never buy another klien again
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