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Scott 730
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not sure if this has been posted recently but I was pleasantly surprised to see made in USA vise grips at a local tool supplier. I asked him where he got ahold of some old stock and he said they were new production. Very Happy Has anyone else seen any?
 


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

And they were Irwin brand with a roll pin in the
release lever ? The Chinese crap ones have a rivet
in the lever....
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote


The one I looked at was the 6" C clamp style and it absolutely said Made in USA on the label. What caught my eye first was the Stars and Stripes on the label.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We had some come through the store last week(the next ones may be from China, we will see)
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I still have all of mine from my working days! All made in USA! I have the mechanic types, and the body-man types. they are handy for repairing lawn mowers and tractors. Never slip, never jump off, just hold and hold!
On the other hand-when the usa went to metric stuff, i bought some great tools, made in Tiawan, sockets and hand wrenches, etc. They are stll in use!
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

All of them that I've seen lately, made in the US or otherwise... are all crap.

Rod
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would like to see a little more info on that, as the original factory in DeWitt, Nebraska was shuttered, as well as about 500 jobs.
It still galls me when I see a Chinese-made Vice-Grips that has the word "original" on the packaging. The old man Peterson would be turning in his grave if he saw that.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I like buying & using USA made Channel Lock tools . They are made in Meadville Pa ,,. only about 1/2 hr west of me . I used to have afriend that worked there & he could get me 2nds really cheap or grade #1 at his cost . He disappeared so my great deals are over with . God bless , Ken
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not to get nit-picky here, but their pliers are made in USA. A lot of their other tools, like their screwdrivers and adjustable wrenches are not.
But yea, I like them too.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They're old stock. You still some of the made in USA
ones in stores that don't sell a lot of tools.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I didn't know that . It's been around 20 - 25 yrs since I've bought any . As far as adjustable wrenches , I've always bought & used the Crescent brand . My Dad bought nothing but USA made tools . He made his living with tools , so he was quite fussy about what he bought & he would always wipe them down before they entered his tool chest again . As a kid , that was my job . He wouldn't teach me anything but how to keep a clean toolbox & to always clean up the areas when finished . Oh , also how to hold a trouble light so he could see . If he couldn't see , he would always grab the trouble light out of my hand & smash it over my head . Then my next lesson was to go get a new bulb from Mom . What I know is what I've learned first hand by a Hands-On technique . But I truly loved my Dad . God bless , Ken
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:02 am    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There's no reason a company can't make a product in China to the same level of quality as their American product. Likewise, once a company (such as Irwin) decides to cut quality to save cost, they can do that with their American-made product. Irwin may have moved some production back to the US, but I'll bet new Vice-Grips made in the US are just as crappy as their Chinese junk.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:49 am    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have had a great score on made-in-USA Vise Grips at yard
sales recently. I bought six at one sale for 50 cents and a
dollar each, all in great shape. Found two others small ones,
brand new in their original cardboard boxes, for a buck
apiece. I"ll take all I can get at those prices!
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 4:23 am    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Rossow,
I, like, you buy many tools at garage sales.
I bought a 10" pair of Vice-Grips last year that were just like new.
' had to pay $4.00 but they were original Peterson so I was happy with the price.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: Made in USA vise grips Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't take what the "made in" label says too seriously. I've seen something simple like a bolt with pressed on washer come in a package saying "made in Canada with imported parts." You can't get much simpler than a washer-headed bolt! Also have opened a parts box that says "made in Germany," only to see the inner wrapper have a sticker that says "...Korea."

Maybe USA and Canada are also the names of cities in China and Mexico!

-karl f
 
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