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Just started a big pipe job and was thinking about trying them out, instead of the adjustable wrench/2 channel lock method but not sure if I want to pony up $65 for a tool I might not need.
Has anyone who's used one converted over?
 

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Just started a big pipe job and was thinking about trying them out, instead of the adjustable wrench/2 channel lock method but not sure if I want to pony up $65 for a tool I might not need.
Has anyone who's used one converted over?
ya like tons of us. they friggin rock
 

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How's the insulation on the handles? I have a few off brand things now that caught my eye at Lowe's , one a Southwire lineman's pliers and the other that blue stuff from Lowe's lineman's pliers. The handles slip on both of them.
My bad for straying from Klein. But the traffic was bad ................... and the good stores were far...
 

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How's the insulation on the handles? I have a few off brand things now that caught my eye at Lowe's , one a Southwire lineman's pliers and the other that blue stuff from Lowe's lineman's pliers. The handles slip on both of them.
My bad for straying from Klein. But the traffic was bad ................... and the good stores were far...
my handles have done ok for a decade or so.
 

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Will you guys just friggin buy some nice American made Channellocks and stop with the Eurotrash fanboy crush on tools with Burger King color paint jobs. And while I’m at it, stop with the butt plug shaped screw drivers and get back to Klein tools and be real electricians.
Relax Francis. It leaves more Channellock stuff (pump pliers, diag cuts, needle nose, and linesmans) for you and me.
 

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The ones linked are perfect for installing things without damaging the finish. I've been wanting to get a set for tightening plastic gland connectors.

I prefer the cobras for anything you really need to clamp down on and tighten (or loosen)
 

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Will you guys just friggin buy some nice American made Channellocks and stop with the Eurotrash fanboy crush on tools with Burger King color paint jobs. And while I’m at it, stop with the butt plug shaped screw drivers and get back to Klein tools and be real electricians.
Feel better now?

I own a Klown canvas bucket, a NCVT and a mediocre laser level. That’s more than enough for me.

Come to think of it, between Bosch, Wera and Knipex, I buy more tools from German manufacturers than American. I think I’ll buy a Volkswagen 😊.
 

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Feel better now?

I own a Klown canvas bucket, a NCVT and a mediocre laser level. That’s more than enough for me.

Come to think of it, between Bosch, Wera and Knipex, I buy more tools from German manufacturers than American. I think I’ll buy a Volkswagen 😊.
That’s just fine, you are not American. You can buy Chinese cars and tools.
 

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Will you guys just friggin buy some nice American made Channellocks and stop with the Eurotrash fanboy crush on tools with Burger King color paint jobs. And while I’m at it, stop with the butt plug shaped screw drivers and get back to Klein tools and be real electricians.
🤣 I'm dying. it's true though usually the comparable knipex tool will be 1.5 or 2X more expensive than the comparable klein.

All the euro equipment requires chit like metric slotted, PZ2/slotted, ferrule crimper, etc. They are all German.
 
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