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Old 12-23-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Channel Lock Ratchet Wrenches

Was at Sam`s Club today buying a new tv,and saw the Channel Lock ratcheting wrenches for $19.98 a set. Didn`t think that was bad price,but are they decent wrenches or junk?
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Channel Lock Ratchet Wrenches

My bad,didn`t realize it was "Channelock"

Heres a link to em:

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=407434
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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Was at Sam`s Club today buying a new tv,and saw the Channel Lock ratcheting wrenches for $19.98 a set. Didn`t think that was bad price,but are they decent wrenches or junk?
It looks like they are re branded Asian cheapies to me. There is no Made in USA since 1886 label like on all of their plier sets. If you check Channellock's web site, there is no mention of these sets. I've seen other re-branded tools sets with their name on them and they are definitely not USA made channellock.

I don't know why some of these great US companies are selling their name like this. I read in another post that Snap-On is doing this also trying to break into the "consumer grade" tool market. I own quite a few newer and vintage Channellock pliers and have always liked them and admired the company. I hope they don't cheapen the name until it become a joke...

If you are looking for cheaper ratchet wrenches, I would look at the Gear Wrenches first.

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Old 12-24-2009, 01:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: Channel Lock Ratchet Wrenches

I've seen those for sale at Canadian Tire and wasn't overly impressed from playing with them at the store. I find that there's a bit too much backlash present on the mechanism.
I believe they're made by Infar; different from GearWrench.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:28 PM   #5
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Not really in the market for any,just saw them and thought I`d comment on em.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:07 PM   #6
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I don't see them on their website
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