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CK tools quality drop?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by justbigboned, 23 Apr 2020.

  1. justbigboned

    justbigboned

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    I've got one or two tools made by CK, mainly for light electrical work. Always thought they were decent quality, if not the absolute best.

    Just picked up a pair of automatic wire strippers, model 95001. They feel rather cheap and it was a bit of a surprise. Slippery/shiny plastic grips, a strange clicking feel in the hand due to grips being poorly seated, sharp edges (not the cutters obviously!) and just an overall air of a low end tool.

    Now in fairness, I think they cost about £20, so I'm not expecting top notch kit at that price, but I was surprised about the price being so low also. I suppose I'd expected to pay around £70 for such a tool or maybe more.

    Bought from a reputable retailer.

    Since I haven't bought anything by CK for about 10 years, have they gone the way of el'cheapo or might a counterfeit tool have sneaked into the supply chain, which seems to happen from time to time?

    Anyone noticed the same or perhaps its just me?
     
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  3. mattylad

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    And this just as I am looking to replicate my 30yr old CK long nosed pliers?

    << Keeps an eye on replies.
     
  4. delmel

    delmel

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    cheap ones are usually not great, and probably find it difficult to replace the ones you have had for 30 years and got used to. I have always rated Knipex
     
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