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Old 09-27-2009, 11:49 PM   #41
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If a country could ever have "true" communism, it would be ideal. There would be no homeless and everyone would be taken care of. There wouldn't be downtrodden people who are looked down upon. Everyone would have the same. There wouldn't be envy of your neighbor who has more than you. There wouldn't be armed robbery, and breaking and entering. It would be a much more peaceful civilization.


How long before there's no one left to take money from?

I'm just fine with keeping what I work for.

If I take money from someone and give it to someone else, it's called theft.

If the government does it, it's a social program.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:24 PM   #42
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Not that this has anything to do with Home Depot...

My Knipex 7" Alligator pliers fell inside a concrete wall cell today.

I attempted to retreive them with my telescoping magnet, but they are upside down in there, and not in the ideal position. And, the magnet kept getting stuck to the 1/2" EMT that runs down that cell. I just knocked them down further. They are about 8 or 9 courses from the top.

I plan to try again Tuesday, give a couple minutes there. It's a new wall.

My choices may be limited to knocking a hole in a block to get them out, or just leaving them in there.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:40 PM   #43
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A screw driver I would probably just forsake.

Perfectly good pliers?

Bust a hole and run away.
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But the brickies have been so nice to me
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:43 AM   #45
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How long before there's no one left to take money from?

I'm just fine with keeping what I work for.

If I take money from someone and give it to someone else, it's called theft.

If the government does it, it's a social program.
You have your opinions and I have mine. That's what's great about this country. No matter how much you can't stand me for my opinion's, I'm entitled to them. Capitalism would be fine I think if there were more regulations in place.

Redbear, I would bust a hole in the block also to get my tools out if necessary.
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I am actually glad to see the Knipex name getting out there more. We have carried them for almost 2 years now. When we first started with them, no one knew what they were. Now what we run in to is people not sure how to pronounce the name.

Some call it "nip-ex" other "nie-pex" (nie rhyming with lie), and once in ahwile "ka-nip-ex"

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When we first started with them, no one knew what they were. Now what we run in to is people not sure how to pronounce the name.

Some call it "nip-ex" other "nie-pex" (nie rhyming with lie), and once in ahwile "ka-nip-ex"JJ
That's sad that someone would not actually know how to pronounce it. It's ni-pex, with a long i sound. Like knife with the fe replaced by pex. God some people are Neanderthals.
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That's sad that someone would not actually know how to pronounce it. It's ni-pex, with a long i sound. Like knife with the fe replaced by pex. God some people are Neanderthals.
And you're one of those Neanderthals.

It's pronounced k-ni-pex. K as in cat, Ni as in Monty Pythons Knight Who Say Ni! , and pex like the pex plumbers use.
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And you're one of those Neanderthals.

It's pronounced k-ni-pex. K as in cat, Ni as in Monty Pythons Knight Who Say Ni! , and pex like the pex plumbers use.
Silent K.
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That's sad that someone would not actually know how to pronounce it. It's ni-pex, with a long i sound. Like knife with the fe replaced by pex. God some people are Neanderthals.
You'd think, right?

Here's their official company video, listen for how the narrator pronounces Knipex.

http://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1198
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Silent K.
Hard K. You're anglicizing a German name.
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You'd think, right?

Here's their official company video, listen for how the narrator pronounces Knipex.

http://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1198
Man, that's sad! They can't even pronounce their own name!
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Man, that's sad! They can't even pronounce their own name!
I think you need whacked upside the head with a pair of Kleins!

(Is that Klines? Or Cleans? Maybe Claynes? )
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I think you need whacked upside the head with a pair of Kleins!

(Is that Klines? Or Cleans? Maybe Claynes? )
It's Lee-ins.
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I think you need whacked upside the head with a pair of Kleins!

(Is that Klines? Or Cleans? Maybe Claynes? )
Neither. It's Klines. Long I. Hard K.
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Knipex... We have carried them for almost 2 years now. When we first started with them, no one knew what they were...

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C'mon. I've had Knipex products for at least 4 to 5 years...

I pronounce it like 'Nippex'. I'm American... well, a great-grandfather came over here from German-speaking area of Switzerland.

Bitte entschuldigen sie mein schlechtes Deutch.

We all know Mathias Klein emigrated to the US from Germany, yes?

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If there were 2 "p"'s nippex would work, but since there's only 1 "p" you 3e wrong.
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I don't intend to imply that I have been pronouncing the name correctly...

One of the guys on a crew that I worked with called them 'NIPS'...

Maybe he was embarassed to say either nippex, nIpex, or KnIpex.

If someone asks for channellocks, they get my Knipex box joint pliers.
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My Knipex 7" Alligator pliers fell inside a concrete wall cell today. (from 9-28-09)
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A screw driver I would probably just forsake.
Perfectly good pliers?
Bust a hole and run away.
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Redbear, I would bust a hole in the block also to get my tools out if necessary.
Hole: busted
Pliers: removed
(Today)
That part of the wall gets hat track and wallboard on that side anyway.

It's difficult to believe that I left them in there this long...
any tool, especially Knipex (probably 3 to 5 years old, but still in good condition).

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Just wondering why everyone is raving over Knipex so much. I never heard of them until this thread. My local Lowes has them. I liked the needle nose and channel locks they make. How are they/are they supposed to be better than Klein or Ideal?
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