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Craftsman Professional 5-1/2 in. Needle Nose Pliers $3.98 @ Sears (YMMV)

castlebeckett 1,710 7,332 August 12, 2015 at 07:31 AM in Tools (4) More Sears Deals
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They are almost always this price and not worth it. You can often score the 3 pack for about 8 bucks.

Not sure why these mini, good for almost nothing pliers get posted so often.
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I have the full set of these in the zippered case. They are very poor quality, think Harbor Freight quality. The tips of the nose don't line up, the metal is cheap, and the handles are cheap plastic. About all these are good for would be electronics/soldering work. To low quality for anything more heavy duty than that.

If you can get them for free with points to burn, go for it. But if you have to pay more than about a quarter for them, pass.

EDIT: Also, the metal part of the tool only inserts into about a half inch to an inch or so into the plastic handles. The metal isn't the full length of the handle. It is just a metal nub inserted into the cheap plastic handles. So if you bear down and squeeze hard on the handles, they will snap.
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Last edited by EdEd1190 August 12, 2015 at 08:25 AM
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Quote from EdEd1190 View Post :
I have the full set of these in the zippered case. They are very poor quality, think Harbor Freight quality. The tips of the nose don't line up, the metal is cheap, and the handles are cheap plastic. About all these are good for would be electronics/soldering work. To low quality for anything more heavy duty than that.

If you can get them for free with points to burn, go for it. But if you have to pay more than about a quarter for them, pass.

EDIT: Also, the metal part of the tool only inserts into about a half inch to an inch or so into the plastic handles. The metal isn't the full length of the handle. It is just a metal nub inserted into the cheap plastic handles. So if you bear down and squeeze hard on the handles, they will snap.
^ Agree. These pliers are absolute garbage, they look and feel like dollar store pliers.

I wonder why they advertise them as Craftsman Professional, the package just says Craftsman...
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^ Agree. These pliers are absolute garbage, they look and feel like dollar store pliers.

I wonder why they advertise them as Craftsman Professional, the package just says Craftsman...
True. True.
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Quote from elmonero View Post :
^ Agree. These pliers are absolute garbage, they look and feel like dollar store pliers.

I wonder why they advertise them as Craftsman Professional, the package just says Craftsman...
Sears transferred the model #'s when they stopped making USA Craftsman Professional mini-pliers (see attached).

They slowly fixed the titles, but somehow missed this one.
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Sears transferred the model #'s when they stopped making USA Craftsman Professional mini-pliers (see attached).

They slowly fixed the titles, but somehow missed this one.
Ah! Now I get it, thanks for your response Smilie
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these were the first Craftsman anything that I had break on me. It was over 10 years ago, but I've avoided using them when any sort of force is required.

They never were a great item.
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I like them. I got the 3 piece set for $4 a few weeks ago (sale plus surprise coupon), and these long nose pliers are great for light electrical work in tight places.

Unlike my other small pliers that have thin rubber-ish covering on just part of the handles, these pliers have a lot of plastic between my fingers and the metal for less chance of getting shocked. I used them last week to pull the connectors off of an air conditioner capacitor (live), and they worked great.

I know I should pull fuses and flip breakers, but that's a separate topic altogether.

The small cutters also work well to cut tie wraps in tight places, like on motorcycles.

I did go to the Sears store and hand pick my set, as some were perfect and some were a bit out of alignment. Also, the set was $20 online and $10 in the store (minus the surprise coupon, of course.)
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