That's what some of the reviews stated but you never know if they are shills.I have been very impressed with the Tekton brand. The couple of tools I have of theirs take a lot of abuse without any issues.
They hold up well enough that I have thought about replacing some of my Crafstman with them. I also like the lifetime warranty; if a tool breaks simply email them a picture of it and they will send you a new one. Another plus for me is on their web site they disclose the country of manufacture.
Knipex are Top Shelf German precision tools. You get what you pay for with them. The Knipex tools I have are worth every cent.I do have to admit that I am slightly biased. Tekton is based out of Grand Rapids MI; very close to home for me.
I have their larger breaker bar and have abused it with no issues. I do like that the head is replaceable, but it is a little larger than most. There have been a couple of times I wished it had a slightly smaller head to get into those tight areas.
Their pry bars have done very well over the years. I have a few of their pliers. They are not in the same ballpark as my Knipex pliers, but for the cost, I'm not complaining.
As a parent, or grandparent in this case, there's a delicate balance between letting them learn while keeping them from getting seriously injured. Bruises are often badges of lessons learned. But broken fingers would draw me the wrath of their motherLet 'em figure it out. If they are smart, they may only do it once.
Carpenters...but pencil sharpeners; who uses pencils anymore?
Going to the garage to check mine now. I think these are the ones I have. Thanks for the heads up.Not sure if its been mentioned on this site, but harbor freight has a recall on some of their jack stands
I figure its likely a few people here have them.
I actually haven't got around to checking mine yet, but I imagine mine is the same case as yours. I have the grey 3 ton bought probably 7-8 years ago. Don't use them much anymore as I'm neighbors with my BIL, and he has a lift I'm welcome to use anytime. Should still dig them out and check though.FYI, my jack stands are safe from the recall. I bought them long enough ago that they have a different product number.