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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine USA
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posted 01-09-2002 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Made in the USA, Lifetime warranty. They work much better than the Craftman locking pliers.

I just bought a bunch of new ones.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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ccode67
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Posts: 737
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 01-10-2002 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the new Craftsman pliers suck, the Robogrip and the locking ones, they are in the junk box in my basement never to be used again. Channelock pliers and Vise grip locking pliers for me from now on.

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Stuart MCA #48902
M&M #1091
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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Rory McNeil
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Posts: 557
From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 01-10-2002 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems that the Craftsman tools overall have gone down in quality in recent years. I am a dealership mechanic, whoops, I mean automtive technician, & most of my tools at work are Snap On & Mac, but I have a fair bit of Craftsman tools in the home garage.My new Craftsman 5hp air compressor is very noisy, & my previous 1hp Speedaire unit (20 years old) appeared to have been of higher built quality. I recently took back a few broken sockets back to Sears, & the new ones just don`t look as good as the older ones. Some of the "Husky" brand tools at Home Depot, & the "Mastercraft" professional series tools from Canadian Tire seem to be of higher quality than those from Sears, & are priced comparably.For pliers, I have always prefered the real Vice Grip & Channel lock brands.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed

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Flomberg
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From: Denver CO USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 01-10-2002 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Flomberg   Click Here to Email Flomberg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lets see--
Vice Grips
Duct tape
screwdriver
Maybe a hammer

What other tools are ever needed?

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93LX - 2.3 Convertable
74 Caddie Fleetwood
Plus my wifes minivan

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine USA
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posted 01-10-2002 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only problem I ever had with Channelocks are that they have a tendency to walk away from my toolbox. I think I've bought three pairs of the 20" Channelocks.

But that problem's solved since the only people that go in my toolbox these days are Mike, Pam, and me.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 01-10-2002 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sears vice grips are like Swiss cheese style toilet paper. Husky tools seem pretty good. Anyone gotten a reconditioned ratsh*t from Sears on exchange??

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine USA
Registered: May 99

posted 01-10-2002 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, is that what they give you now? My 3/8 ratchet has had it, and I was going to bring it in and demand a new one. It has too much slop even after putting their rebuild kit in it.

Looks like we're going to have a 'discussion.'

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
Registered: May 99

posted 01-10-2002 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
No, is that what they give you now? My 3/8 ratchet has had it, and I was going to bring it in and demand a new one. It has too much slop even after putting their rebuild kit in it.

Looks like we're going to have a 'discussion.'


Good luck. I once brought in a pair of dikes for exchange,and the manager refused me. He said I could "sharpen" them ! LOL Unconditional? yaright. I'd feed them to Bob Vila.

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capri man
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Posts: 1267
From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 01-10-2002 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CRAFTSMANS SUCK BIG ONES!!!!!!!!!!!!
i got a 1/2 in. rachet that i have had for 35 years with no problems. i bought a new set 2 years ago and have replaced all three of them 3 times each. hell they are made in china or tiwan now!

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.56 @88mph 1/8
1.56 60 ft.

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