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Old 03-14-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default Pro-America (KAL Professional Tools) = Snap-on brand Pliers?

Does anyone know if Pro-America (KAL Professional Tools) manufactures/ever manufactured Snap-on branded pliers? Unfortunately, their website has been down for some time now, but certain design features seemsimilar. Anybody know if they are still around, or did they close shop?
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pro-America (KAL Professional Tools) = Snap-on brand Pliers?

I believe there was a discussion about this awhile again, I think the conclusion was that KAL makes pliers for a bunch of companies.
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I believe there was a discussion about this awhile again, I think the conclusion was that KAL makes pliers for a bunch of companies.
I wondered the same thing, I purchased a a bunch of pliers from them, just as the web site dissipeared, They sent me the stuff and I still have the invoice. But no return address. I wanted to buy more, but they were gone.
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Default Re: Pro-America (KAL Professional Tools) = Snap-on brand Pliers?

I don't think they ever made pliers for Snap on. However, Kal made pliers for Mac, Matco, and Cornwell trucks.
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:38 PM   #6
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Default Re: Pro-America (KAL Professional Tools) = Snap-on brand Pliers?

Proto's miniature pliers are dead ringers for Pro Americas as well. They make em for sure.

I actually called Pro-America when I returned a set of broken pliers and the guy I spoke with told me they make some of MAC's stuff as well.
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Default Re: Pro-America (KAL Professional Tools) = Snap-on brand Pliers?

There was a recent discussion, too, on the SO's new pliers. Someone claimed they were made by SO and not re-branded. Just thought I'd throw that into the mix. Don't know enough to verify the accuracy of the info.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:52 PM   #9
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Does anyone know if Pro-America (KAL Professional Tools) manufactures/ever manufactured Snap-on branded pliers? Unfortunately, their website has been down for some time now, but certain design features seemsimilar. Anybody know if they are still around, or did they close shop?
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I have located KAL/Pro-America. They recently posted a job ad on Craiglist with their current contact information, so they are still around.

losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/ofc/1608807832.html
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Part-Time Office Assistant (Baldwin Park, CA)

Date: 2010-02-19, 3:28PM PST
Reply to: job-evzbd-1608807832@craigslist.org

We are a tool manufacturing company in Baldwin Park, CA.
We are in need of an entry-level part-time person to help in the front office.
Knowledge of Word, Excel, and basic computer is a must.
If you are interested please email your resume to Jennifer at jenniferm@americankal.com or fax to 626-962-2771.
They used to have a website at http://www.kalprotools.com/ that they shut down (possibly November 2009). They now have http://www.americankal.com/ (registered January 29, 2010), but they don't have a website available there currently, it's just a parked domain used for email addresses.

Registration information for http://www.americankal.com/ :
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americankal@aol.com
American Kal Enterprises Inc
4265 Puente Ave
Baldwin Park, California 91706
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Phone: (626) 338-7300
Fax: (626) 962-2771
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