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Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
#1359019 Thu May 07 2020 01:57 AM
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I'm going to buy a set of snap ring and push pin pliers. How about some recommendations?

John

Last edited by J Lucas; Thu May 07 2020 02:09 AM. Reason: Added push pin pliers

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Re: Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
J Lucas #1359030 Thu May 07 2020 02:40 AM
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Occasional use, or making a living with them? For daily use in a professional shop, Snap-On. Once a month or so, or hobby tinkering, etc. just get something that won't bend or break the first time you try to use it. Before Craftsman became a Chinese brand their tools were OK for hobby use.
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Re: Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
J Lucas #1359110 Thu May 07 2020 05:51 PM
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I second what Jerry said.

Re: Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
J Lucas #1359116 Thu May 07 2020 06:50 PM
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That's what I was thinking. We have a Snap-On set in the shop, but they've been used and abused for many years. Broken, damaged and missing tips. I concluded that it was time to get some for home.
On another note, since Craftsman Tools was purchased by Stanley Black & Decker they are moving some of their operations out of China and back to the US. Hopefully their quality will get closer to how it used to be.

Thanks

John


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Re: Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
J Lucas #1359120 Thu May 07 2020 07:07 PM
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I'm pretty impressed with the "Kobalt" brand that places like Home Depot (or maybe it's Lowe's?) sells. They seem to be a cut above the Harbor Freight or National Tool stuff that's pretty much bottom of the barrel quality.
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The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

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Re: Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
J Lucas #1359121 Thu May 07 2020 07:14 PM
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Kobalt is Lowes' house brand. Decent stuff.


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Re: Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
J Lucas #1359124 Thu May 07 2020 07:31 PM
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The Lowe's stores here are now selling Craftsman tools.

Last edited by Tommy; Thu May 07 2020 07:31 PM.

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Re: Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
Tommy #1359127 Thu May 07 2020 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Tommy
The Lowe's stores here are now selling Craftsman tools.
Yep, along with their Kobalt stuff. Last time I looked at Craftsman stuff there it was still "MIC". frown


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Re: Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
J Lucas #1359156 Fri May 08 2020 12:08 AM
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Re: Snap Ring and Push Pin Pliers
J Lucas #1359816 Mon May 11 2020 07:10 PM
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Everybody sells Craftsman tool, NAPA, ect.


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