Phillip writes: “Greenlee has just introduced a bunch of new hand tools: pliers, screwdrivers, a couple of high-quality torpedo levels, adjustable wrenches, a new hacksaw frame, tape measure, etc.”Wow, the basic hand tool market’s really heating up. When I was a kid, almost everyone had either “tool-truck tools,” Craftsman tools, or something they got cheap from the store. Now a whole ton of people are manufacturing quality hand tools, and it’s possible to get good stuff from a variety of sources.
Isn’t it interesting how certain brand names carry much more weight in one profession than another? One would imagine that Greenlee’s looking to leverage their long-standing reputation with electricians to kick start their hand tool sales, and my guess is that they’ll do just that.
If you get a chance, spin over to Greenlee and check ’em out. They’ve got quite a bit of information available online about the new line, and they’ll even give you a free Greenlee “Made for the Trade” (see?) hat in exchange for your personal information and a few of your opinions.
One item that caught my attention — enough that we might try and test one in the near future: their “composite handle adjustable wrench” (pictured above). I’d assume that this is designed to limit electrical conductivity, but I wonder how durable it is. I’d sure like to do some torque testing myself.