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    Re: what i learned about locking c clamp pliers

    Found Bowers Tool on ebay and have enjoyed shopping with them when they have something I need. They flag a lot of their products so you know they're made in USA or Germany, and they only sell quality tools. Kind of pricey, but I don't mind it if I'm getting quality. https://www.ebay.com/str/bowerstool

    Sadly, no deep vice grips.


    The last time I bought any locking pliers it was at an estate sale and I got a slew of them for only a couple bucks. I couldn't say no to a deal like that even if they are secondhand chicom crap. A few were Proto or Vice Grip, made in USA, but most aren't and will be saved for when I need to make a jig like Pat showed above.

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    No question that the older Peterson Vice Grips are better than the new ones, but I have both and I haven't seen any real problems with the Irwin ones that would keep me from buying them. They do have a shinier and cheaper look to them, but I can't say I've had them fail like the cheap Brand X ones. Those I won't buy.
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    Re: what i learned about locking c clamp pliers

    forgot to update but the protos i ordered arrived. they say made in spain so for sure grip on is making them for proto

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    Welllllllllllllllllllllll, you know..... as has been said, just because something is "made in China" doesn't mean it's "Chinese." Like your laptop and smartphone were made in China, but they're American products made in Chinese factories. Just sayin' ..............
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    Re: what i learned about locking c clamp pliers

    Quote Originally Posted by cornchip View Post
    forgot to update but the protos i ordered arrived. they say made in spain so for sure grip on is making them for proto
    Mister observant here. I was organizing my clamps and these Blue Point's are made in Spain. Thought yours looked familiar LOL







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