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Old 10-14-2018, 11:04 AM   #21
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That’s what mine uses to. I can’t imagine what’s wrong with yours, however if it slips even once there is definitely a problem and they need to be replaced.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:12 AM   #22
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Tools are mine, the computing thing I rested them on is my kids. 😂🤣😂
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10/4. Yeah, their gone back. Wife gets a nice % off at Amazon.com as well and I didn't remember her password when I ordered them, so, its all good. Thanks. Really hope the quality is there when the next pair get here.
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I really hope so man. Because I was excited about these stupid things. I'll try a return and different seller. I'll post the results.

On another possible knock off topic. A buddy sent me pics Friday from a knock off site "Allibabba" or something similar to that... they are selling tons of knock off milwaukee products. I was not aware ppl were making knock off tools these days. So watch them cheap deals from them local online ads. I mean the prices are usually a dead giveaway but does anyone have a way of identifying the knockoffs by the picture?
I dont know how you can have knock off Milwaukee tools, they are owned and produced mostly in China and Taiwan, I suspect they are literally the same products without the branding.

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I own 3 sizes of the ones without a button. And I love them. But I did own a pair with the button before they got stolen I didnt like that pair that much. The adjustment on them annoyed me. But the grip on their pliers is superior to other brands.


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I dont know how you can have knock off Milwaukee tools, they are owned and produced mostly in China and Taiwan, I suspect they are literally the same products without the branding.

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I am not following what you mean. Milwaukee Tools are some of the most knocked-off tools out there.

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I really doubt these are the same as the real products.
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I was just going to post that they might be knock-offs, as they had stamps in different places than mine, and that red button....then realized those are Quick-Set pliers....I have never used those before. Is the idea that you let then set themselves on the piece? Maybe you got something that is working as designed, just not what you thought you sere getting?

https://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=...8&groupID=1993


Anyway, here are the different locations of stamping on mine. I took the picture of them on a bible so that 99 can trust me (actually the Oxford Dictionary, I don't own a bible). Coincidentally, does anyone know what the indention in the top of the head is for?

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stuiec saves the day.

Woot, if you don't like that slipping then you could get the version that I have without the QuickSet feature. Probably cheaper too.
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Just might have to get me a pair of those.
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I have the regular ones, not the quick set. Love 'em. I came from using Channel locks for years, and I'm not going back. Pretty much every one I know, is switching over to Cobras.
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Try the Klein quick adjust klaws. They’re made in Germany and are rebranded from NWS.
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I am not following what you mean. Milwaukee Tools are some of the most knocked-off tools out there.

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I really doubt these are the same as the real products.
I have an unfounded suspicion that the technology under the plastic is near identical. I have a 5.0 ryobi battery that was given to me and it works and charges just like the official brand.

OT, I just ordered that self adjusting cobras, they should be here today. I've been working with a lot of small bolts and nuts of different sizes they'd be perfect for. Kinda pricey at $50, though.

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OT, I just ordered that self adjusting cobras, they should be here today. I've been working with a lot of small bolts and nuts of different sizes they'd be perfect for. Kinda pricey at $50, though.

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I love knipex, they are a top of the line mechanics tool. Don't care for the cobras but that is a personal preference.

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Ah, wondered about the red button. Was going to suggest knockoff when the post came up about the auto-adjust models. I wouldn't like that feature. Always used the regular Cobra pushbutton models and nary a problem. Well, a little one. Like anything mechanical a spring loaded button is a wear point. I did manage to pop the button top off my 7 inch model at work. After about five years of daily use. I bought the button kit for a few bucks and fixed it. Didn't even approach Knipex about warranty. Didn't know if it was covered and didn't care. For the absolute perfect service they gave me I was more than willing.
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I love my knipex never had any problems with them . The only thing that once in a great while goes south is you will hit the button in a tight spot and they spring loose but that happens like once twice a year . I love them for pipe work because once you set them they wont slip out like channel locks do . The only knipex I dont have are the giant ones .just can't spend that kind of coin for those .
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They're awesome. I didn't realize they were 10". I'd be fine with a smaller version.

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Cobras are amazing. I had channellocks and never liked the slip joint on anything. Used the Irwins but they wear out too fast and are clunky. Knipex know what they're doing. I swapped to Knipex linemans, a whole set of Cobras from 5 inch to 12 inch, the cable shears, and the 7 inch pliers wrench. All of them have performed and never left me feeling I've paid too much. However, I prefer channellock e338 diagonals to the knipex variety, they seem to cut easier.

If I got a bad set of anything I'd just warranty them. It happens.
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Those are a different model than the OP has, TGGT. Yours function more like the RoboGrip, if you remember that. Bob Villa
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