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Klein vs. Greenlee

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  • #19531

    Do you have any preferences on your hand tools? Or do you prefer another brand?

    John S

    #19553
    DaveG.
    Pro

    You could add the brand “Ideal” to that list as well. I really go with whoever makes the best based on my purpose. Both of these companies have a line of low-voltage specific tools — network/Audio/video/security/etc.. cable strippers, testers, cutters, termination tools, etc..

    I really go with whoever makes the best design for usability / portability, etc.. , not brand loyal so much with hand tools. And price is relatively not an option, for that type of stuff. The time savings / efficiency will pay for itself day after day, over and over!

    #19559

    I don’t have greenlee.but here there great.klien
    Hand tools for me. And like Dave said ideal
    industries.

    #19805

    Dave do you do electrical wiring?

    #19809
    DaveG.
    Pro

    Yes and No.

    Low voltage contractor (professional… Not the guys that work out of the trunk of their station wagon 🙂

    We do Commercial network / Security / Audio / Video / CCTV / Phone / Access control

    #19810

    Dave – which tools do you prefer Ideal for?

    John S

    #19820
    DaveG.
    Pro

    They make really nice crimpers (old style hex with different die sets), and the VDV tester let’s you tone individual pins and/or pairs, and also the Stripmaster strippers for coax for some uses.

    They also make the link master pro cable tester with 8 remotes, which saves a ton of time on the larger jobs (saves a lot of walking!)

    By the way… Greenlee bought Progressive Electronics, which I am a big fan of their tone/probe kits.

    #19899

    When it comes to screwdrivers – Klein or Greenlee??

    John S

    #19970

    Thats great Dave. I also do that with the company i work for. I also do it on the side.

    #19973

    Klien tools for me, John.
    Dave the VDV tester from Ideal is great. I use it all the time.

    #20026

    I really like my Klein stuff. The 6 in 1 screwdriver has been fantastic. Anything like screwdrivers and such, go right to the electrical tools. Made much better than the stuff for carpentry.

    #20092
    DaveG.
    Pro

    Screwdriver? Bosch.

    That is, I used to carry craftsman stuff back in the day, but I really just use my 12v max drill and impactor and a smaller bosch bit box converted to hold all of m 1/4in assorted bits and nut drivers.
    I do however use the 1/8in the craftsman and Ideal screwdrivers with swivel caps., but in all honesty I am not happy with either. The craftsman ones I keep spares because ant side pressure and they snap in half (although when lifetime warranty), and the new from ideal, the tips wear/twist off due to them being made too thin on the ends. Still looking for a really nice (mini handle) with swivel in top.

    #20270
    mark
    Pro
    Jackson, TN

    I don’t prefer one over the other. They both are quality tool brands.

    #20296

    Are any of you considering the new Milwaukee line of insulated screwdrivers?

    John S

    #20310

    I saw them online and I’m seriously considering
    buying me the set

    #37911
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    In my tool bag all of my screw and nut drivers and Klein. Also I really like their stripper and side cutting pliers. For other hand tools its really just personal preference, hand size, design, exe.

    #37912
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I also just picked up the Klein demo #3 slotted, its heavy but perfect for quick demo work.

    #37965

    I definitely appreciate klein’s stuff, but I recently bought a little greenlee kit from lowe’s…

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_205783-72068-TK-30_0__?productId=1058561&Ntt=greenlee

    has multimeter, voltage detector, and outlet tester – for $25!

    Not pro grade, but solid stuff

    John S

    #37975
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I usually buy Ideal electrical tools but since Lowes quit selling them I don’t know which ones I go to. Probably Klein.

    #37986

    And Lowe’s looks like they are going to stop selling greenlee and knipex as well :\

    John S

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