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Klein adjustable pliers, first impressions


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Organizing my truck for the first time in a couple monthes I found these under the seat. I was given these brand new a couple months ago an never used them.

There a 10" version, I believe Klein makes other sizes to. There journeyman series are good to, I have that pair as well.

My first impression is there a nice tool. They fit well in your hand with a good balance. Adjustment is easy.

I quickly grabbed a few things along with picked up a few others. Teeth have a good bite, but keep in mind there still brand new.

Upon farther inspection handles are dipped plastic or something. I like them because although they don't provide a lot of cushion they aren't bulky. They can fit in tight spaces. Same with the head it's not super thick to the point it won't fit in a tight space. It still seems strong enough an should work fine.

I noticed there is slite rust on one side. They have never been used, just sitting in my truck. So I will wipe slight wd40 or some rust remover an preventive on them.

The casting an finish seem to be a little rough. The adjusting mechanism is nicely done, but not the top of head or back of pliers. It's not a knipex quality finish but I could care less the finish an more the function.

I will use them for a while an be sure to report back.

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They look very similar to knipex alligator pliers.

That was one of my I titian thoughts. The reason I figured otherwise was cause the finish. The couple kiniepex tools I have are very well finished. No casting lines, or rough edges.

Perhaps there knipex re brands but not to that level of finish or even maybe knipex rebrands.

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Organizing my truck for the first time in a couple monthes I found these under the seat. I was given these brand new a couple months ago an never used them.

There a 10" version, I believe Klein makes other sizes to. There journeyman series are good to, I have that pair as well.

My first impression is there a nice tool. They fit well in your hand with a good balance. Adjustment is easy.

I quickly grabbed a few things along with picked up a few others. Teeth have a good bite, but keep in mind there still brand new.

Upon farther inspection handles are dipped plastic or something. I like them because although they don't provide a lot of cushion they aren't bulky. They can fit in tight spaces. Same with the head it's not super thick to the point it won't fit in a tight space. It still seems strong enough an should work fine.

I noticed there is slite rust on one side. They have never been used, just sitting in my truck. So I will wipe slight wd40 or some rust remover an preventive on them.

The casting an finish seem to be a little rough. The adjusting mechanism is nicely done, but not the top of head or back of pliers. It's not a knipex quality finish but I could care less the finish an more the function.

I will use them for a while an be sure to report back.

Damn now I want a pair man how much do they run

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Damn now I want a pair man how much do they run

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According to Home Depots website they have the same pair for 28 bucks.

I looked at kleins website an they have a 7", 10" an 12" version. Each version is avaible in quik adjust or the standard like I have.

http://t.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-10-in-Classic-Klaw-Pump-Pliers-D504-10/204064652

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