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Hey everybody, Just finished uploading my final Klein Vs. Knipex video. This time pump pliers, we all got a pair lying around. Got to admit the Knipex Cobra is awesome the ability to lock onto a work piece is huge - instant hook for a tool belt, but Klein makes an awesome pair as well (made in germany though).

Anyfeed back would be greatly appreciated.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdIlKIOrgi8&feature=youtu.be

Hey everybody, Just finished uploading my final Klein Vs. Knipex video. This time pump pliers, we all got a pair lying around. Got to admit the Knipex Cobra is awesome the ability to lock onto a work piece is huge - instant hook for a tool belt, but Klein makes an awesome pair as well (made in germany though).

Anyfeed back would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Nick
Another informative video. :thumbup: One thing I definitely picked up on is that the Klein looks to be ether a Knipex or NWS re-brand. So, really it's like the same pliers, just with subtle differences. Still planning on getting the Cobra pliers to phase out my old Channellock Grip-lok pliers. Keep up the good work. :thumbsup:
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdIlKIOrgi8&feature=youtu.be

Hey everybody, Just finished uploading my final Klein Vs. Knipex video. This time pump pliers, we all got a pair lying around. Got to admit the Knipex Cobra is awesome the ability to lock onto a work piece is huge - instant hook for a tool belt, but Klein makes an awesome pair as well (made in germany though).

Anyfeed back would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Nick
Good man Nick.:)

You love this stuff..:thumbup:

Happy thanksgiving :thumbup:
 

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Another informative video. :thumbup: One thing I definitely picked up on is that the Klein looks to be ether a Knipex or NWS re-brand. So, really it's like the same pliers, just with subtle differences. Still planning on getting the Cobra pliers to phase out my old Channellock Grip-lok pliers. Keep up the good work. :thumbsup:
Made in Germany is a new one for Klein, I did not want to focus on that to much so I figure the more observant would clue in (Klein seems to be a sensitive issue around here lol ).

Thanks for the props!
 

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How many videos do you have where knipex didn't "win"? I'm genuinely curious. Channellocks are better than either of those pieces if junk
 

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Is the adjustment mechanism on the NWS ratcheting?

In other words, can you adjust the jaws smaller simply by sliding them together without pushing the button? If so that is a huge win for the NWS/Klein.

I actually find it really annoying that I have to push the button to adjust the cobras smaller.
Bahco pump pliers ratchet in, it's a way nicer system. At some point I will replace my Knipex with something that ratchets in.
 

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Is the adjustment mechanism on the NWS ratcheting?

In other words, can you adjust the jaws smaller simply by sliding them together without pushing the button? If so that is a huge win for the NWS/Klein.

I actually find it really annoying that I have to push the button to adjust the cobras smaller.
Bahco pump pliers ratchet in, it's a way nicer system. At some point I will replace my Knipex with something that ratchets in.
Yes.
 

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How many videos do you have where knipex didn't "win"? I'm genuinely curious. Channellocks are better than either of those pieces if junk
I didn't realize that, I guess I am a person who love innovation! Klein makes a good product, but there is so much more for the money out there.
 

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I didn't realize that, I guess I am a person who love innovation! Klein makes a good product, but there is so much more for the money out there.
Do you work for knipex? Totally innocent and honest question
 

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Is the adjustment mechanism on the NWS ratcheting?

In other words, can you adjust the jaws smaller simply by sliding them together without pushing the button? If so that is a huge win for the NWS/Klein.

I actually find it really annoying that I have to push the button to adjust the cobras smaller.
Bahco pump pliers ratchet in, it's a way nicer system. At some point I will replace my Knipex with something that ratchets in.
I agree, thats why I'm a big fan of my Irwin groovelock pliers. I keep the little 6" pair in my pouch at all times. They're perfect for most jobs imo.
 

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Do you work for knipex? Totally innocent and honest question
Nope, no paid product placement here, I got exposed to them at my work - they provide all the tools as I work with precious metal, easier to keep track of everything. And German company buys German tools, and for good reason - they really hold up to the abuse of everyday.
 

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I like most things channellock except for their channellocks. I use the cobras everyday.

Channelock nut busters make a good substitute for a pipe wrench though.
 

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I'm a Knipex fanboy, but even if I weren't I've never liked Klein pump pliers. The order goes:

Knipex > Channellock > Two-sticks-duct-taped-together > Klein
Ouch. :)


Where does harbor freight and south wire fit in your list?
 
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