Knipex pliers wrench also comes in handy... It's kinda a adjustable.
I've always liked the Klein and they just feel good in your hand
Go with cresent, been a staple in the plumbers bag for years. Its affordable and lasts thru the abuse for years. I've bought some of the fancier expensive ones and lost them at some point. As for klien They're good for electrical tools only. I bought the $26 snips twice and they loose their cutting ability quickly. Be leery if you ever pick up the klien meters, not sensitive enough - almost got blasted by 460.
I have a 12" Rigid adjustable, got it 4 years ago at Wolseley.
The adjuster never binds up, The jaw is still tight, and it's made of high-nickel steel. Made very well with tight clearances. It's been in the rain for days and not a spot of rust. It was $60 CDN
Highly recommend it! You can't beat rigid for wrenches.
I've been impressed by all of the Knipex pliers I've found. Smooth and tight action, extremely strong.
I carry two. Great for all but where you need a lot of leverage.
+1, even though Kobalt claims they have a lifetime guarantee on their tools, the people at Lowes are the biggest PITA when it comes to returns. You question why i'm returning or exchanging your tools? Because they're pieces of crap! Anything I've had break from craftsman I go back to sears no questions asked and I have a new one within minutes. The people that usually work in the tool dept at sears usually aren't contractors but definitely have used Craftsman @ home and understand where your'e coming from.
I keep a BAHCO 12 inch and a 8 inch handy in my pouch.