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Sears Craftsman Sues Western Forge, USA Tool Supplier, Also Releases More Imported Pliers

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Earlier this year I noticed new Craftsman pliers on Sears’ website. They didn’t look too bad, but the marketing language was over the top nonsense.

For example:

Long Nose Pliers utilize a high leverage joint providing users with 14 times more cutting force requiring 17% less effort. Arc Joint Pliers can be adjusted to 5 different positions and provides user with 4 times more gripping force, perfect for gripping everything from large items like pipes, right down to small nuts and bolts. Diagonal Pliers have induction hardened cutting edges which provide 16 times greater cutting force to ensure strength and durability for the toughest of jobs.

14 times more cutting effort requiring 17% less effort? Compared to what? Diagonal pliers that provide 16 times greater cutting force? *facepalm*

I never posted about those pliers. What could I say?

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Stuart has a background in physics (B.S.) and materials science and engineering (M.S., Ph.D.). Stuart enjoys working on electronics, robotics, woodworking, and DIY projects. His blog, ToolGuyd, focuses on new tool previews, hands-on reviews, industry news, tool guides, and occasional DIY projects.

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