Still might be a good resource for people like me. All my tools are Klein. I got them when i first entered the trade. I have had no problems with the originals i have. However the tools i've had to replace have had some issues. (the new rubber handles seam to wear down fast) From reading through a bunch of these threads i've learned that if I lose my #2 square, don't buy another Klein one. Also I hadn't heard anything about Knipex until i started reading this site. Just thought this thread might help some people.You're wasting your time, Klein doesn't care about the customers. One of their rep's has been on this site, but didn't answer any questions asked of him about their decline in quality. This is a waste of time.
Still like the Klein stuff I have. Had no idea the quality had gone down so much. If i hadn't stumbled across this site i would have bought Klein replacements in the event of loss/damage. Now I know to try some new brands. Sounds like Knipex makes quality stuff. I just thought they were an off brand Lowes started carrying when Klein went Home Depot exclusive.Just go to another brand if you don't like them anymore.
Everyone who uses my strippers says the same thing. I guess I just got use to the lock and spring.Yeah, Klein screwdrivers might as well be Dollar Store, the only problem is they cost a heck of a lot more. It's stupid: Good tradesman will pay good money for good tools. By cheapening it up to appeal to the mass market, they're actually losing a loyal customer base. Maybe short term profits make that worthwhile to then.
I like Klein-Kurve strippers a lot more than Ideal T-strippers: They're more comfortable, and the larger size fits my hand a lot better. But get rid of that stupid spring and lock. The very first thing I do when I buy a pair is pull of the spring, and use my linemans to break off that lock.
Sounds possible. I've had mine pop out a time or two.I seem to recall a report of a spring in some brand of strippers popping out and into a hot panel while the person was doing some work. That was a good number of years ago, and I don't recall the brand. Could be urban legend too.