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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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JTZimmerman
Nov 7 , 2010
false advertising

The description is not accurate, these are made in China and are not the Professional version.

Buyer beware, the part number is the same but the items in stock were made in China.

 

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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hakwuzhere

Gaithersburg, MD

Nov 20 , 2010
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Great Vise Grips!

Love these vise grips, so much better than the ones my Dad had. 

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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txblonde

Canton, TX

Nov 16 , 2010
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Craftsman Professional 2 pc. Locking Pliers have cushion grip

I bought these for my husband, for his birthday, he has been very pleased with this set. He was most surprised by the quality and the cushion grip handles. He has not had a opportunity to use them yet, but knows that this set will be very useful and with all Craftsman products are sure to be of quality workmanship.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JTZimmerman

Pittsburgh, PA

Nov 7 , 2010
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false advertising

The description is not accurate, these are made in China and are not the Professional version.

Buyer beware, the part number is the same but the items in stock were made in China.


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ricktburns

Onalaska, WI

Nov 5 , 2010
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large Craftsman locking plier fell apart during my first use

I am ashamed to say that these Craftsman locking pliers are no good.  Usually every Craftsman product lives up to its name, but these fall extremely short on quality.

The picture and description of this product is incorrect on the Sears website.  You will not recieve a Craftsman Professional black and gray locking plier set, made in USA, you'll end up receiving a standard Craftsman red and black version, which unfortunately is now made in China.

During their first use my large locking plier fell apart, the spring mechanism broke and fell out.  I can't recommend a product that breaks during its first use.  Even with the lifetime warranty I would stay away from it.


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TBone8

Palm Coast, FL

Nov 1 , 2010
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Awesome value.

I needed an extra pair of Vise Grips and picked up this set of Craftsman Professional Locking Pliers.  I really like the cushioned grips on the handles.  They make the pliers easy to handle versus the bare Vise Grip handles.  I had no problems adjusting and locking these pliers on to a variety of objects. 


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HandymanNick

Wilkes Barre, PA

Oct 21 , 2010
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Great durable pliers with a lifetime warrentee!!

These pliers are not only the best i've ever used but i also got them when they were on sale for $15.00. even though they say "China" on the side. their still covered by the craftsman name. and their still the best for the price. Thanks Craftsman!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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tech1976

Jamestown, NC

Oct 12 , 2010
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Works great and have Craftsman quality

They do their job well and aren't overpriced.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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