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Klein vs. Greenlee

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  • #59021

    Pulled the trigger today on my bench screwdrivers. I went with the Wiha 32092 insulated drivers. I was at Neu’s hardware today and I got to try out several different grips and these won by a landslide. I also figured hey I don’t have any insulated screwdrivers.

    Nice choice Jason! I was toying for a long time with grabbing Wiha insulated drivers myself, but grabbed a knipex set that was on crazy discount at Lowe’s the other day. You definitely made a solid choice!

    John S

    #59038
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Pulled the trigger today on my bench screwdrivers. I went with the Wiha 32092 insulated drivers. I was at Neu’s hardware today and I got to try out several different grips and these won by a landslide. I also figured hey I don’t have any insulated screwdrivers.

    Nice choice Jason! I was toying for a long time with grabbing Wiha insulated drivers myself, but grabbed a knipex set that was on crazy discount at Lowe’s the other day. You definitely made a solid choice!

    Thanks John, thank goodness for Amazon Prime because I can barely wait to get them. I will surely have a through review of them once I get my hands on them.

    It came down to the PB, Wiha and Wera pretty much a straw grab at that point.

    #59106

    haha yeah Prime shipping is amazing!! And those 3 brands are definitely great options, but PB Swiss’ price is a little bit much… They are only on sale once a year (BF) but even then they are still pricey… Sounds familiar :\

    John S

    #59924
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Out with the old – in with the new. I added the old screwdrivers to the donation toolbox never to be seen by me again.

    #59952

    Awesome Jason! I love my wiha drivers! I really appreciate the shape of the handle… You sure that you won’t be tempted to use them when not around electricity…. or will you? haha

    John S

    #59970
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Oooo I like that new set, Congrats. Your old ones look like what I have left anymore, Just a mix of whatever brand. That’s one thing I badly need to start over on. For some reason over the years they seemed to disappear. Kinda like socks do in the laundry. I wouldn’t need electrical ones though

    #59981

    Those look so nice you wouldn’t want to use them. I agree with John, the handles fit your hand nice and the soft grip feels good.

    #59990
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Thanks guys! I love the new grips that these guys have on them. I found myself manually screwing a few things last night that I would have normally used an electric. I am sure this fad will fade but it was fun for a minute.



    @John
    S I am pretty confident that I will use these for just about everything around the house. Who knows I might like them enough to swap out my Kleins in the toolbag.

    #60032

    That sounds like a pretty bold notion to me 😛 You might like them quite a bit! And I bet your desire to hand screw things will fade pretty fast haha… I know mine did after all the furniture assembling, haha… But it sure worked on my forearm strength… Or some sort of muscle/ligament I rarely use.

    John S

    #61659
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    @John S do you ever use your Wera drivers for light demo work? If so do you think the steel is up the the challenge? I am trying to figure out which is better for light demo (Klein, PB, Wera).

    #61672

    @John S do you ever use your Wera drivers for light demo work? If so do you think the steel is up the the challenge? I am trying to figure out which is better for light demo (Klein, PB, Wera).

    I have not, BUT I have used my ‘pink’ Wiha ones quite a bit…
    http://www.amazon.com/Wiha-53097-Screwdriver-Slotted-Phillips/dp/B000T9UKO8

    But they are designed for exactly that… I would hate to ruin the PB ones on something like light demo, so I might say Klein or Wera… Plus Wera has a curved bottom on the handle and the Klein are all flat – which I assume is more helpful for light demo

    John S

    #61987
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Those pink Wiha drivers look very impressive and strong. Now I have myself thinking that I need to upgrade my garage drivers with the Wiha’s. This website is just dangerous for a man who loves tools.

    In the demo thread Rob has a pretty sweet lead on a Craftsman chisel rasp that I should use instead of my drivers.

    #62045

    Those pink Wiha drivers look very impressive and strong. Now I have myself thinking that I need to upgrade my garage drivers with the Wiha’s. This website is just dangerous for a man who loves tools.

    In the demo thread Rob has a pretty sweet lead on a Craftsman chisel rasp that I should use instead of my drivers.

    haha they aren’t pink!! I promise they are really red!! Oh well… I give up trying to convince you guys 🙁

    And that craftsman chisel/rasp sounds interesting, but I gotta see it to believe it. There is another version of it from HD but I am guessing the craftsman quality is at least a little better

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Nicholson-3-Piece-Steel-WoodChuck-Set-WCSET3CMN/100190518

    John S

    #62523
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I believe you John that they are red. I think the reality of the matter is that I use my 18V impact or driver for 85% of my work except for mainly attaching plates, ground screws, light demo and other small adjustments. I am probably a candidate for a mixed set of drivers. A Wiha slotted for my light demo, Wiha insulated #2 Phillips & #1 Slotted and a few odds and ends Kleins (just because I like them so much).

    #300903
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Greenlee makes excellent tools for the electrical trade, but I’m not into their basic hand tools – pliers, screwdrivers and such – preferring Klein or Ideal.

    #372430
    rylim
    Pro
    Missouri City, Texas

    I am wondering tools from Klein and Greenlee are still made in U.S.A ?

    #372434

    As far as I know. Klein tools are USA made. I never owned Greenlee tools but I have used them. They are great tools. But I prefer Klien hand tools

    #372444
    rylim
    Pro
    Missouri City, Texas

    As far as I know. Klein tools are USA made. I never owned Greenlee tools but I have used them. They are great tools. But I prefer Klien hand tools

    That sounds good.

    #372611

    The vast majority of Klein are made in USA only a small percantage are not. Klein tools would not say exactly how much. But overall made in USA

    #372738
    rylim
    Pro
    Missouri City, Texas

    The vast majority of Klein are made in USA only a small percantage are not. Klein tools would not say exactly how much. But overall made in USA

    Thanks for your clarification. I have never paid so much attention to Klein as I thought they are not made in USA

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