These pliers are way nicer than the old school Craftsman pliers, I was impressed and they have quite a great grip on pipe and hose clamps so far no issues and I like the grip on the actual tools..
Chinese junk. The needle nose looked like they were machined on a rock, and the new grip style fell apart in a half hour of use. But I can't get a warranty because "I abused them". I used them on brass, and the brass was much stronger than the pliers. Sad day for craftsman when they lost Western Forge as a vendor for their pliers. Just wait, next the screwdrivers will be total junk.
Bought these as a gift for my son along with other Craftsman tools at a Sears store scheduled to close soon. Heavy duty construction, well made and should last a lifetime. Comfortable grip handles. Excellent buy with the 30% discount. I will definitely miss this Sears store.