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02-09-2013, 04:37 PM #14Regular Guest
- Join Date
- Jul 2001
Sumit Racing has them as well and a few industrial supply houses offer them on line.
02-09-2013, 06:02 PM #15
02-09-2013, 06:32 PM #16Regular Guest
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- Nov 2004
- Western NY
Yeah craftsman's is going to china although the prices are still the same, I refuse to pay top dollar for chinese junk. when I started in the trade having foreign tools was the subject of ridicule, must admit I own some good Japanese wrenches but now japan has also outsourced tool production to china.
02-09-2013, 06:43 PM #17
02-09-2013, 07:17 PM #18
They are also at the navy exchange, same lifetime warranty on the handtools.
02-09-2013, 11:05 PM #19
I bought some Wera screw drivers, and they are made in the Czech Republic.
Just across the border, but when I buy "German" tools, I want them to be made in f'in Germany!
I have to admit though, they are a world better than the screwdrivers Klien is making these days...If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.
02-10-2013, 10:52 AM #20Professional Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
- Charleston, Wv.
I got a set of craftsman ratcheting wrenches not too long ago. the 9/16 section broke within 2 weeks......I had to use one from the hobofreight set I bought way before that.
the upside is that sears replaced it, i would have had to buy another whole set from HF.
02-10-2013, 12:54 PM #21
So much for Craftsman being made in America.
Does anyone know if Klein is still made in U.S.?
02-10-2013, 01:16 PM #22
I've been having issues with Klein's screwdrivers for a while.
2 months ago I bought a new pair of Klein wire strippers, and have issues with those too. The 2 halves of don't fit together as closely in the cutting/stripping part of the tool as my old >10 year old worn out ones, which makes cuting and stripping insulation off of control wire with them a little tedious.
I looked at several more new pairs of them in a couple of different stores, and they all were the same way, so it isn't just a defect in the ones i bought.
I don't lose tools, and I'm not interested in cheap tools.
I want the best quality tools for performing the core function the tool was designed for. If the manufacturer of the tool also includes features that make the tool more comfortable to use, and/or that enhance its performance at its core function, I will pay a premium for them.
The US tool manufacturers are not innovating, for the most part, their quality is going down.
I didn't leave Klein, Klein left me.
I've switched over completely to Wera Laser Tip screw drivers and driver bits, and Knipix pliers and wire cutters.
The last Klein tool in my bag is the wire stripper, and it will be gone once I find a suitable replacement.If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.