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Old 11-30-2018, 07:45 AM   #61
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I have some of the 10" ergo grip Cobras and they are great. Some day I'm going to buy a 2nd pair, but for now I keep the 10" knipex and some 10or 12" channies in my bag. Sometimes the old school beefy jawed channies work better, but the Knipex are 10x better for most applications.
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I have some of the 10" ergo grip Cobras and they are great. Some day I'm going to buy a 2nd pair, but for now I keep the 10" knipex and some 10or 12" channies in my bag. Sometimes the old school beefy jawed channies work better, but the Knipex are 10x better for most applications.
I have a pair of comfort grip cobras also, and a pair of 10" Klein journeyman pump pliers. I agree sometimes the old school style is needed which is why I'll carry those two instead of two pairs of cobras.

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I really like being able to make precise adjustments with one hand. Some sparkys can flip open 450's and they will go where ever they want them to. I can not. 🤣 I can open them all the way with a one hand operation but I also like the way that the knipex and irwin type handles are forged. In the event you lose your grip, they dont slam down on your fingers. Theirs still a half inch of space in there and that's worth all the $ in the world to me.
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I have only seen this "new" design in the silver (chrome I think,) finish. Which are always a little more expensive and have their own small drawbacks. They are retailing around 50 bucks for the 10" pair. So I would think the black (unfinished) pair would retail around 35-40 dollars but I haven't seen any yet.
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I have a pair of comfort grip cobras also, and a pair of 10" Klein journeyman pump pliers. I agree sometimes the old school style is needed which is why I'll carry those two instead of two pairs of cobras.

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Personally I hate the Klein pump pliers and I am an admitted Klein whore. Nothing but knipex and channel locks for me. Although I do like the look and feel of the Irwin knipex style pliers I don't own any

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Personally I hate the Klein pump pliers and I am an admitted Klein whore. Nothing but knipex and channel locks for me. Although I do like the look and feel of the Irwin knipex style pliers I don't own any

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I have the Irwin ones, bought a set, liked them, so bought a second set for my spare tool bag.
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Personally I hate the Klein pump pliers and I am an admitted Klein whore. Nothing but knipex and channel locks for me. Although I do like the look and feel of the Irwin knipex style pliers I don't own any

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What don't you like about the Kleins? They were in a set I got when I first started, so they were all I ever knew until I got the cobras. Never had a set of actual Channellocks.

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I have the Irwin ones, bought a set, liked them, so bought a second set for my spare tool bag.
I "had" 2 pair as well, with the square jaws for pipe. (They were in tool bag that was stolen) but irwin had a sale 4 a while where they sold 2 tools in one package with the phrase "One for you & 1 for your mechanic or apprentice" which was an awesome idea. It was only like 5 bucks more then the single pack of irwin's channys. Of course I worked with a super Ahole at the time, so I kept both pairs. I really liked them. I just wanted to try something different this time around so I went with the knipex channys. We know how that went so far but I do want to try their new design. I have the HD red ones now and their not bad, nothing to write ET about though. They will pinch the hell out of an innocent pinky finger though, which I stay very aware of.
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irwin had a sale 4 a while where they sold 2 tools in one package with the phrase "One for you & 1 for your mechanic or apprentice" which was an awesome idea. It was only like 5 bucks more then the single pack of irwin's channys. Of course I worked with a super Ahole at the time, so I kept both pairs. I really liked them.
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Ill take it that everyone else is very happy with their knipex cobra's?

Could just be these particular pair.
Ive got probably 4 pairs of 10" and 3 pairs of 7"....love them.

I have a bunch of Channellocks too....pick and choose depending on the work.
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