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Old 11-08-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Knipex VS NWS pliers

I was looking at getting some knipex cobras and ran accross the NWS Quattro grip water pump pliers. I like the heads on the NWS a little better but everything else on the knipex better.

So what say you?
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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Id say Knipex because they are easier to purchase/warranty and can be picked up locally.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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I also say go with Knipex.
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: Knipex VS NWS pliers

I have seen knipex on matco trucks and I know you can warranty them like that but they usually cost almost double there.

If you get knipex stuff elsewhere is there some sort of warranty? I didnt think there was?
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Old 11-08-2011, 11:48 AM   #5
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I have seen knipex on matco trucks and I know you can warranty them like that but they usually cost almost double there.

If you get knipex stuff elsewhere is there some sort of warranty? I didnt think there was?
I think you can warranty the models sears carries at sears, but I don't know about any other models.

That said, they're both great tools. The NWS kind of have a "psychedelic basketball shoe" look to the grips, but they are still very nice.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Knipex VS NWS pliers

If you do decide to go with NWS you will not have to worry about the warranty aspect it is very easily done. you wouldn't even have to send the defective tool back just a picture showing the defect.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:18 PM   #7
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If you do decide to go with NWS you will not have to worry about the warranty aspect it is very easily done. you wouldn't even have to send the defective tool back just a picture showing the defect.
Hi Ash,

I emailed you a couple questions via the form on your website, just though I'd give you a heads up.

edit: NVM, you already responded
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:25 PM   #8
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Default Re: Knipex VS NWS pliers

NWS tools.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:10 PM   #9
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Default Re: Knipex VS NWS pliers

Checkout the comparison video on Ash's site: http://german-hand-tools.com/

I prefer NWS.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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Good video! May have just converted me!
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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Uhhhhhhhhh Knipex!
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #12
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The NWS tools have some good points about them for sure, longer grips, less play, more aggressive teeth. It looks like their catalog is a bit less extensive than Knipex,

Knipex seems to have a few more tool options that I like...

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Default Re: Knipex VS NWS pliers

I prefer NWS. Better fit and finish. Their cutters are second-to-none.
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I like Knipex as its readily available in real life.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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I like Knipex as its readily available in real life.
Real life? What exactly does that mean? You can order the NWS from Ash and have it in a few days. I own both brands and I personally prefer the NWS. That said, I don't think anyone would be disappointed in either brand.
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Real life? What exactly does that mean? You can order the NWS from Ash and have it in a few days. I own both brands and I personally prefer the NWS. That said, I don't think anyone would be disappointed in either brand.
I assume he means they are readily available. As in you can get them without having to wait a couple days.

I have used my Knipex pliers professionally for a while now. Handiest thing in my coveralls next to my 8" Blue Crescent and Knipex side cutters.
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Knipex is great stuff.. hard to beat. I have quite a few of them and not a single one has ever let me down, gone dull, gotten lose or lost grip.
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Both are top shelf brands IMHO and you can't go wrong with either of them but I have to admit I'm partial to NWS. haven't had to warranty either so I can't comment on that part.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:03 PM   #19
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Ill never buy knipex again. They flex way too much.
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I assume he means they are readily available. As in you can get them without having to wait a couple days.
Oh, I see. I have never purchased things on that basis. You can't get much more readily available than Harbor Freight. I suggest you get all your tools there or maybe in the hardware aisle at the grocery store so you won't have to make an extra trip.
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