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    Doyle crimps

    Picked up these at harbor freight yesterday for fidteen nidety nine yesterday. Says they have a 100% lifetime guarantee. Don’t believe kleins offer that for about x2 the price.

    Doyle on the left, kleins on the right.


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    Probably made in the same factory now anyway.

    Cant believe klein is going back on their lifetime warranty. Gonna lose alot of customers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by heatingman View Post
    Probably made in the same factory now anyway.

    Cant believe klein is going back on their lifetime warranty. Gonna lose alot of customers.


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    I totally agree. Replaced a lost klein flathead a while back and chipped the tip of it first time i used it turning a screw. $10 down the drain. Never did try to exchange it or anything.


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    Yep, had the same issue with a demolition screwdriver that Klein made. was all excited about it, cause it was supposed to be designed to be used like a chisel. First time I hit the back with a hammer the tip bent.

    went out and bought a full set of Milwaukee screwdrivers for the price of 2 Kleins, and they are holding up very well.

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    Starting to see lots of Kleins bieng made in china.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core_d View Post
    I totally agree. Replaced a lost klein flathead a while back and chipped the tip of it first time i used it turning a screw. $10 down the drain. Never did try to exchange it or anything.


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    If they wont give you a new one cant you just grind it down or better yet... file it down into something usable ?

    Ive taken a lot of screwdrivers over the years and took meat off the end..... just filed the end down... to make the tip a bit wider.

    A little time and patience.. and a file and vise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corny View Post
    If they wont give you a new one cant you just grind it down or better yet... file it down into something usable ?

    Ive taken a lot of screwdrivers over the years and took meat off the end..... just filed the end down... to make the tip a bit wider.

    A little time and patience.. and a file and vise.
    Most Klein screwdrivers have that hardened tip (different color than the other meat around it). That hardened metal just chips when you try to grind it, no difference if you tried to file it. Regular screwdrivers without the hardened tip....no problem. I will do the same with my 1/4" and 5/16" nut drivers that get stripped out, just take some meat off the end and back in business.

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    I got away from Klein tools. Don't like a company that went to China and I lost faith.

    I am real happy with Southwire tools.
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    I got away from Klein tools. Don't like a company that went to China and I lost faith.

    I am real happy with Southwire tools.
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    Quote Originally Posted by joemach View Post
    I got away from Klein tools. Don't like a company that went to China and I lost faith.

    I am real happy with Southwire tools.
    I could not disagree more about the south wire comment. Although klein is not what it was or should be, IMO they are still heads and tails above southwire brand.


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    I’ve been using Wera screwdrivers for a couple years now. They are my favorite so far.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 270wsm View Post
    I’ve been using Wera screwdrivers for a couple years now. They are my favorite so far.


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    Yup. Same here. If you set up an alert for "Wera" on slickdeals.com you can get a set pretty cheap. They are actually cheap right now on amazon at $28. But I've gotten them for $24 before.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The insulated above are actually cheaper than the non insulated below.

    https://www.amazon.com/Wera-Kraftfor...TNF4QAN9YTNKS3
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    I’ve got quite a few new Klein tools but they definitely aren’t what they once were. When my truck burned I lost most of my old Klein stuff that was made to last. Same with Fluke stuff, it’s just not what it used to be like everything else. America is a throw away society, I’m still hopeful that “made in America” will come back. Then the problem will be that the American manufacturing worker ain’t what they used to be.

    German tools are very much like what “made in America” used to be.

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