dealsvise-grip® 7in straight jaw locking plier for $5…

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Nice find! The real Vise-Grip (like this one) are still made in USA as I understand. You really can never have too many sets.

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They say all it takes to be a mechanic is a hammer and a pair of vice-grips.

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buy these, my last pair lasted 9 years. Try to beat that china junk tool company.

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oboogie 188 is correct.... Vise-Grip was bought out some years ago by Rubbermaid Newell, and RN wasted little time in moving all production to China.

I would only recommend buying VG's now if you can find a vintage pair that WAS made in the U.S.A.

Just ask the folks in Dewitt, Nebraska.

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Not everything made in china is cheap, it's just a lot more statistically likely. You can usually tell by the price, "you get what you pay for" is the golden rule when Made In China.

I actually buy a lot of "junk" MiC, especially when I want to try out a new kind of product to see if it's worth spending real money on. I'll get a cheapo to see if I like the idea and will ever use it. If not, meh, not out much. If I like it, I'll go out and find a quality version. That's really the proper way to shop MiC.

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@oboogie188: My heart sunk a little when I read that. The last pair I bought was well before 2008, I guess I missed the news. Thank you for the update (as much as I wish it was not true).

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Yes I would have bought these vise grips too, if not made over seas. I have paid much more then this, to purchase made in America North or South. Last thing we purchased that was made in the USA was our broil king griddle, made out on the east coast and we use it everyday very well made.

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@oboogie188: I stopped at my local Lowe's today and found not only that indeed vice-grips are now made in China, but production of Crescent (brand) crescent wrenches has also gone overseas. Which means I may need to fight to hold on to my USA-made crescent wrench that I use at work when I leave my current job ...