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    Lowes is dropping Klein tools

    Just went to Lowes here in n. ga. and I got a good deal on some nut drivers, one of the guys in a blue vest said they are dropping Klein for Ideal tools.

    Anyone want to take a stab at where Ideal is made.

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    actually klien is gonna be exclusively at the homer store

    posted about three four months old in the tool section if you wanna check it out
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    I like Klein warranty. I get mine from the electrical supply house.

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    Big Box sucks. We all make somewhat decent livings. Buy the Klein tools from your local wholesaler. Most will offer Klein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whec720 View Post
    Big Box sucks. We all make somewhat decent livings. Buy the Klein tools from your local wholesaler. Most will offer Klein.
    I got my nut drivers at 1/2 price.

    I am glad to here klein droped lowes and not the other way around.

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    Something just feels right about holding a Klein screwdriver/nutdriver.

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    Just got the new 11in1 Klein love it.Klein is the only way to go, strippers, sidecutters ,nutdrivers etc...

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    Lowes is also saleing a lot more Greenlee .
    I like Klein but have noticed that their quality is slipping alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotlight View Post
    Lowes is also saleing a lot more Greenlee .
    I like Klein but have noticed that their quality is slipping alot
    What have you noticed? I'm still happy with all of my Kleins' so far.

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    I do not like the Klein cushioned nut drivers. I always get refrigerant oil or WD40 inside the rubber grip and it just spins instead of gripping.

    We also used our red handled dykes many many years ago to cut off sheet metal screws and they held up great.
    Klein then came out with the SU2000 Blue Handles that supposedly had hardened blades for metal cutting for an extra cost. Lately, every time I cut hard metal with the SU2000s the blades are nicked.
    I guess this is progress.....

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    Their screwdrivers are trash, way to soft, then again if i didnt have gorilla hands it may be different.
    You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.

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    I bought a IDEAL Dykes last week, at lowes, split apart. Took em back. At the same time I bought them I bought an ideal small leather pouch, and two days after the dykes split apart the electrical tape chain holder broke off, took it back. At the same time I bought them I bought the Irwin 11 in 1 screwdriver and the interior metal shaft sheath fell out. I took them back.

    I told the lady, 3 strikes. I will never shop here for tools again. I went right down to home depot and bought all klein. I have usually always bought klein, but I figured the Ideal could not be that bad, they were.

    I also several months ago bought a greenlee electrical strippers from lowes too and they split on me.

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    The greenlee stuff looks exactly like most of the klein tools, even has the same packaging. Only difference I see is the name and where it's made. Anyone know if they are owned by the same company?
    Zach

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