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tuned944
Dec 7 , 2010
If There is a Better Set - I Couldn't Find Them!

After years of use and abuse, my old vice-grips finally gave out.  This gave me an excellent opportunity to research what was available and see, first hand, what improvements have been made in this tool.

It should come as no surprize that Craftsman's Professional offering was the best I could find in this catagory.  You'll enjoyed the padded handle and one-hand operation.  The adjustment screw on this pliers is smoother gliding that any other product I found on the market.

I highly recommend these pliers.  There is a complete line of size and jaw types to fill any need.  Try a set out today and you'll want to own them all!

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Aworkingman
May 14 , 2012
MADE IN CHINA = CRAP
Just purchased,on 5/11/2012 and the small locking pliers are not square when clamped / locked together. the lower jaw is not ground square or straight! I will be returning the smaller one for one that's is made better than what is being passed of quality that Craftsman's name is suppose to represent! Made in China = Crap.
 

Tran357

Kansas City, MO

May 20 , 2015
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So far so good!

I usually buy tools at **************, but the quality is not very good. When people say, you get what you pay for, that is very true. Using these pliers so far, they have held up. I've gotten use out of them and they have stayed together and solid so far. Will not know entirely if I got my bang for my buck for another few more weeks of everyday use inside a shop. I will go back and review this item again if anything changes.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CollectorGuy5150

Schenectady, NY

Mar 17 , 2015
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Very handy locking pliers to have around

I recently purchased this set of 2 locking pliers when I saw them for sale at my local sears store. They are very functional and I especially like the handles. I am quite happy with them and if I need any more locking pliers in the future I'll be sure to get more craftsman brand!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MaSmithGrandma

Schenectady, NY

Feb 2 , 2015
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Never know when you're going to need locking pliers

You just never know hen you're going to need locking pliers. They come in handy in all sorts of situations. I previously had some cheap ones that always hurt m hands to use so when I noticed these at a substantial discount at my local sears store I picked up a pack. I've used them a few times so far and they are much better than my old ones. They are comfortable to hold and easy to tighten and loosen. Thanks craftsman for making a fine product that gets the job done.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cyclechick

San Antonio, TX

Jan 14 , 2015
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Love them

best grips I have brought in a long time

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CGlen

Columbus, OH

Jan 13 , 2015
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Good quality and comfortable to use

The pliers were purchased as a gift for my husband. He likes them, and he commented that they are durable and comfortable. Another good Craftsman product!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Oct 11 , 2014
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Craftsman - Don't want to be without it

I had Craftsman tool sets since 1970 including locking pliers, dependable and durable. I needed to replace a locking pliers set - non-Craftsman - which I don't use often at another location, so I replaced it with my anno 1971 Craftsman and purchased a new replacement set at Sears. I like these for the grip is very comfy and they don't have the spring-loaded release lever which sometimes would pinch my finger. Just spread the grip handles and voila, it's open. Nice and simple.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fas1

Milwaukee, WI

Sep 19 , 2014
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Loving the grip

so easy to use and comfy to add, makes a fix up job better .

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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petern

Ada, MI

Apr 25 , 2014
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very good!

very good clamping power. well made.


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Apr 6 , 2014
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Great quality

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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chagugo

Kent, WA

Apr 2 , 2014
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Locking Plier

I love this my it's done.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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routerhelp1

Nashville, TN

Feb 11 , 2014
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1st impression they seem pretty good

I picked them up recently, but haven't had a chance to really use them on my car. They seem to be of quality and pretty good for the low price. I was disappointed to see they were made in China though. Time will tell if they hold up.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Storminb4u

Beaverton, OR

Jan 25 , 2014
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nice plyers

just picked up at sears and instock, what more could ya ask for. lifetime guarantee and a quality tool.. what more do u want. ok mabie a bigger toolbox. i smell a trip to sears haha..

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dustin

Baraboo, WI

Oct 30 , 2012
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Quality isn't so bad

I actually find that these are a pretty strong design. I wish they had a button to flip them open, but they don't shoot open like other designs. Would buy again.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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NeneGuapo

Staten Island, NY

Oct 2 , 2012
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The Best

Is strong

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aworkingman

Cleveland, OH

May 14 , 2012
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MADE IN CHINA = CRAP

Just purchased,on 5/11/2012 and the small locking pliers are not square when clamped / locked together. the lower jaw is not ground square or straight! I will be returning the smaller one for one that's is made better than what is being passed of quality that Craftsman's name is suppose to represent! Made in China = Crap.


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ronkidd

massena, NY

Mar 16 , 2012
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Cant beat these locking pliers!

Works great and you cant beat the warranty. If they break just take them into your nearest Sears for a free replacement. Why everyone does not buy Craftsman hand tools is beyond me.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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zbhover

Peoria, IL

Mar 11 , 2012
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Nice cheaper alternative to Vise Grips!

After buying my first set of craftsmans locking pliers I was hooked on them. They are a bit cheaper than vise grips and work just as well........... This is just one of the many sets and individual pairs of these locking pliers that I have in my "collection"

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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yamsi12

Huntington Beach, CA

Mar 9 , 2012
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do what they should

well priced, does what they are designed to do, just wish they werent made in china.


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zlaingo

Wilkes Barre, PA

Oct 24 , 2011
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2 pc Locking Plier Set rubber like handles

Easy to adjust , rubber like handles, I didn't realize they were made in China however I believe they will handle my needs & the purchase price was fair ....

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JosephSPena

Austin, TX

Oct 16 , 2011
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Craftsman Locking Plier Set (Vicegrips)

Craftsman Locking Plier Set, They work great. I use them to hold angel iron togethed when welding.

Joseph S Pena

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JimG11

Raleigh, NC

Oct 7 , 2011
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Strong, well made

Solid pliers, as expected.  No problems.  Also,  no upside surprises.  Just high quality, 'vise-grip' style tools, well made.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DIYMaryland

Frederick, MD

Oct 7 , 2011
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Craftsman 2 pc. Locking Plier Set

I purchased this Craftsman locking plier set to assist with taking off and holding stubborn bolts, nuts and a good firm grip. I have used these pliers a couple of times already and they work very well. I have a pair of ViseGrips but sometimes they would release unexpectedly when doing a job. The Craftsman seems to lock in place and not release, just as they should. These come in very handy when soldering copper pipe as well so you do not feel the heat. The set includes two plier sizes 10WR and 7R which is nice! I am sure that I will get plenty of use out of this set. It was great to see MADE IN THE USA!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bulldog09

Springville, PA

Apr 11 , 2011
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Craftsman 2 pc. Locking Plier Set includes 10 WR and 7R Pliers

Love these craftsman tools.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tuned944

Floyds Knobs, IN

Dec 7 , 2010
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If There is a Better Set - I Couldn't Find Them!

After years of use and abuse, my old vice-grips finally gave out.  This gave me an excellent opportunity to research what was available and see, first hand, what improvements have been made in this tool.

It should come as no surprize that Craftsman's Professional offering was the best I could find in this catagory.  You'll enjoyed the padded handle and one-hand operation.  The adjustment screw on this pliers is smoother gliding that any other product I found on the market.

I highly recommend these pliers.  There is a complete line of size and jaw types to fill any need.  Try a set out today and you'll want to own them all!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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terry1048

Springfield, OH

Nov 23 , 2010
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Craftsman locking pliers are great value

Great pliers and Craftsman like quality and lifetime warranty, the only negative is they are made in China, but the lifetime guarantee will cover any problems.

Since they are excellent quality, I will use them for years.

 

 

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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