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Old 08-31-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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I had an apprentice show up with a pair of these pliers/ strippers last week to rough in walls and they were GREAT!! any down side to them other then the price?

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I had an apprentice show up with a pair of these pliers/ strippers last week to rough in walls and they were GREAT!! any down side to them other then the price?

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I have a pair. I haven't perfected stripping with my side cutters, so when I was assigned a bunch of outlets I used the Milwaukee. I like them.
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I do a lot of prefabs. They worked great for the repetitive stuff. I don't know how I feel about using them for everything. There heavy and the balance is off. I'm already broken and hurting I don't need a tool that's going to give me carpel tunnel on the other side of my wrist. Lol
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My son has a pair.
The only complaint I have is that the locking mechanism broke.
I saw the display one was broken like that.
I like to cut MC with my strippers so, it isn't really for me because the cutter is recessed.
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Love em.
2 complaints (minor though)
lock sux
exposed metal is a bit close to bare hands ( if I was inclined to work on something live )
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I have them and one down side is the plastic thing that holds them together when not in use sucks and broke in 2 days
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2 complaints (minor though)
lock sux
exposed metal is a bit close to bare hands ( if I was inclined to work on something live )
They are not insulated anyway makes no difference still would not use them on live work
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I had them and returned them. Very poorly designed IMNSHO.

Like others wrote, the latch is crappy. While mine didn't break, they were constantly opening up in my pouch or pocket. The exposed metal on the handles is crazy stupid. Sure, you may THINK that wire's dead, and then it's too late.

Some other things that weren't mentioned:

The cutter blades are very poorly designed. When you try to cut NM cable with them, the part nearest the hinge smashes the wire instead of cutting it because the blade doesn't extend in far enough. If you play with placement, you can get a clean cut on 14/2, but not on 12/2 or above. The blades aren't wide enough. Don't waste your money.

The screw cutters are OK for most screws, but if you need to cut down a 6-32 for a decora plate on a tile backsplash, you can't cut it short enough due to the thickness of the tool. Not a big downside, but who needs it?
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I've been using them for several months now. I like the solid hinge. It means that the needle nose tip can be used unlike most strippers.

Downsides, the plastic latch sucks. The cutters has a small blank spot at the bottom. There really is no reason for the metal to come that far down the handles.
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Sorry...some of the milwaukee handtools are nice...but in my opinion theyre geared towards weekend warriors and handymen, not professionals. generally when i see a product advertised as a x in 1 , i avoid it. even the klein 11 in 1.. can anyone here say theyve owned that tool for a year and still have all the original tips.
i stick with basic klein tools...not much you cant do with a pair of linesman ..and there products will always be around
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generally when i see a product advertised as a x in 1 , i avoid it. even the klein 11 in 1.. can anyone here say theyve owned that tool for a year and still have all the original tips.
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It forces you to put a bit back in to get a new one out. And since the bits are exposed, if it gets wet, it'll dry out instead of just rusting. I also have a stubby version of this thing. I use them often.

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But find the bits always end up rusting out. I live in a rain forest though. Same with the Klein.
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generally when i see a product advertised as a x in 1 , i avoid it. even the klein 11 in 1.. can anyone here say theyve owned that tool for a year and still have all the original tips.
I have used the lenox 9 in 1 screwdriver for years. It is my daily use screwdriver. Of all the whatever in 1 drivers I've used this one is the best. The bits don't fall out, you can use it to bang on locknuts or remove ko's without it getting all jammed up. I rarely use a standard screwdriver anymore.

The 9 in 1 and linesman pliers in my back pocket do the majority of my work.
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