If proof were needed that Klein Tools are built to last it comes courtesy of Malcolm Gamble, an electrician from Co. Londonderry who has owned his pair of Klein pliers for over 37 years – and they are still going strong.
Purchased from Dunlop and Hamilton’s in Coleraine, Malcolm recalls that they were quite expensive at the time…but definitely worth it. He says: “When I bought these pliers I was just starting out in my trade and the amount that I spent on them was quite a lot for an apprentice. Had I known that I would still be using them, and that they would still have a sharp edge 37 years later I probably wouldn’t have minded at all!
“They are a great set of pliers and have lasted through numerous jobs although I have mainly used them for wiring houses – not just as a pair of pliers either because they are a really good weight for hammering clips in! In fact they are a bit of an all rounder really.”
Although the design may have changed in the last 37 years, the quality is still second to none and the range of pliers on offer today incorporate features such as a precision-hardened plier head which will give you on-the-job toughness and handles which are shaped to fit your hand. They also still use the induction-hardened cutting knives which stay sharp….even after 37 years of use.
Malcolm Duncan, Managing Director says: “It’s always great to hear from customers old and new but it is particularly good to hear about a product which has surpassed the expectations of one of our customers. We have always been confident that the build and quality of our range of tools is second to none but this just proves that it is in fact true.”
If you have an old faithful Klein Tools product which beats Malcolm’s 37 year old pair of pliers then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.