They are what i purchased the only problem i have if you wanna call it that is they’re too sharp i’m a carpenter and i bought them mostly for pulling trim nails and staples and with hardly any pressure they cut. If you’re buying them to cut wire these are for you but for my needs i’ll have to wait for them to ware out before they’ll be good for carpentry.
They are definitely lighter than the same ones from 15 years ago or so my dad has. But they so far after a few months of cutting metal rivets and other things seem to be holding up just fine. And my no means am being gentle. Great tool as reliable as can be so far.
I use this tool to cut steel washers off of vw drain plugs for my job as a lube tech. In order to remove the factory washer to install a 1 time use crush washer you need strong side cutters that can cut a steel washer using only the tip of the side cutters. So far these are the best side cutters i have found. You need a really strong grip to cut through the washer but if you are strong enough these will cut a framing nail or a steel washer like a hot knife through butter all day long for years.
They do not seem to have to same cutting force as i would have expected and what is up with the flattened nose. As i often need to select a wire in a bundle of wires these will not work well for me. I will keep them for around the house but will get a pair of klein’s for work.
I own several channellock products. I bought the diagonal cutters to remove finish nails from wooden moldings. They get up nice and tight to the wood surface.
Definitely a quality set but one small detail will make these my back up pair. The tip is blunt and makes them less usable in certain situations in my pine of work. However i’m happy i purchased them as they’re made in the usa and supports domestic jobs.
- Made in America!
- Great upgrades to my broken Kobalt diagonal cutters
- Classic American made tool.
These are a replacement for a broken pair (chipped cutting edges) of kobalt diagonal cutters. To their credit, lowe’s customer service was great to work with, but if the kobalt broke so quickly (took out less than 100 yards of old fence but cutting the assortment of different wire the previous owners had used to hold cattle panels on posts), i needed an upgrade. Should’ve gone with the channellock brand from the beginning. While the kobalt are decent tools (i have wrench and socket sets which are kobalt), but there really isn’t any better plier manufacturer besides maybe klein, and that’s debatable. Just bite the bullet and buy channellock first. Plus they’re cheaper her than at the store.
I am very skeptical about these side cutters being made in the usa. I have a pair of original channellock no 337 7-inch side cutters that i have had for years and they are light years ahead in quality and workmanship than what was sent to me in the post.
After reading many positive reviews of channellock products i decided to buy these. I wanted pliers with good steel and heat treating so the cutter edge will last better than the generic cutters i bought for my first tool box. Those generic mini pliers rusted and froze up too quickly. These 8-inch channellocks offer better leverage and they came to me with a well oiled hinge and marked made in usa too. I am confident these will hold up to a lot of use on all types of electrical wire. The plastic trays for my stanley sockets have instructions showing where to use cutters like these to open them so they can be snapped closed afterwards.
My old cutting pliers recently developed deformations on the cutting surfaces. These are an inexpensive ‘made in the usa’ replacement set. The tool packaging did not have any warrantee info, so i checked their website. ‘tools are not warranted against abuse or wear from faithful service’. I have other channellock items accumulated over the years, and have been happy with them.
Only con is the finish of the tool is poor. While this does not affect the performance of the tool in anyway. 00 diagonal cutter from overseas can have a better finish. The poor finish is why i gave product 4 stars.
Features of Channellock 338 8-Inch High Leverage Diagonal Cutting Plier | Knife and Anvil-Style Cutting Edge is Laser Heat-Treated for Extended Tool Life | Forged from High Carbon Steel | Made in the USA
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- High Leverage Lap joint diagonal
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I bought this to replace a 7′ diagonal cutter i had for 30 years after i inadvertently cut into a live electrical wire. I love the fact that this tool is made in america. Missing, though, is the refinement of finish of my earlier tool. I guess this is what it takes for an american company to survive competing against the chinese. But you should choose to buy it. It should last a long time and you are keeping jobs in america.
These are the best dikes i’ve ever used by far. It’s one of those tools you don’t want to short change. I have cut things with these that sounded like a bad idea at the time. Most other cutters would be chipped or dulled by now with what i’ve put these through. But these things are legendary. I’d be willing to bet they’re just as good as a similar tool from the expensive red brand. If you’re trying to carefully put together a really nice tool set with quality stuff, or you’re out for the best bang for the buck replacement, give these a try. They might be the last ones you ever buy.
Some of the best side cutters you can get. Should last for years & years. Especially if taken care of(like not used for bunch of dumb shuffit). My last pair got lost somewhere, not sure where (22 year old daughter or boy friend), but those were like 20 years old anyway. Blue handles were like almost black. Ex price too here on amazon.
I bought these cutters for a local nfp computer recycler/ refurbisher i work at. This tool specifically we bought to cut the connectors off of computer data and power cables to send to our recyclers as bare insulated wire. I was reluctant to buy these because they ate up a good chunk of our tool budget, but i figured the lifetime warranty might make up the cost. Our volunteers dreaded wire-cutting duty before, but now it’s a race to get in early enough to grab these as their daily cutters.They also have stood up to our heavy usage very well. We have a volunteer using these to cut wire for six straight hours twice a week, and these show no signs of wear after a couple months. Next time we buy tools, we are definitely going to pick up a couple more.
Channellock 337 similar to the old model, but instead of made in meadeville, pa, is stamped ‘made in usa’. Chrome finish darker than original and edges were rough with sharp burrs. Burrs cleaned up nicely with sandpaper but hardness of steel in some question inasmuch as sanding would cure the defect. Cutting edge and grips good, but hardness of cutting edge still a question.