Oh, it is so nice to be able to grab onto something that is stuck or needs to be held in place while your other hand does something else! The pliers have made life around the shop and house a little easier by providing that 'third hand' when i need it most!
Don't let the picture fool you, these are no longer the superb quality pliers designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by Armstrong Tools, but a chinese knockoff. True, the quality is still decent, very similar design to the originals made by Armstrong, and lifetime warranty. I paid a premium price for an American-designed, American-made tool, which was supposed to support American jobs and manufacturing and last a lifetime. Instead, I got a tool that took an innovative design from one of the best industrial tool manufacturers on the planet and farmed the production overseas. Sears/Apex Tool Group: here's your pliers back. I will gladly pay more to buy American, which means I'm buying the Armstong branded version of these as soon as I get my refund. Add Craftsman to the long list of (formerly) U.S.A.-made tool brands that Danaher/Cooper (now Apex) have shamelessly turned into worthless piles of chinese junk.
I love Craftsman Tools!
well constructed, very comfortable in your hand, and the craftsman guarantee, what more can I say. highly recommended!
Was extremely disappointed to see these were made in China. They are ok in quality. Lots of tool marks and unfinished appearance. The easy release is nice. Overall an ok set for the money.
Works as described. different sizes for different size jobs makes doing small and big jobs great...the handle grips are nice.