I rarely stop in at the local Walmart, except when it’s time to stock up on neon or funkily-patterned USA-made duct tape. Last weekend I was out with the Mrs., and we decided to walk around the nearby Walmart to help settle a heavy dinner.
Not having been to Walmart in a while, my first stop was to check out the lone tool aisle, where two things surprised me. First, I could not spot the Skil oscillating Multi-Tasker that was said to be carried by Walmart stores starting in May. Maybe they sold out ahead of Father’s Day?
And the big shocker – there were two Channellock pliers on the pegs! Channellock… at Walmart? This is most certainly a new development, right? While I don’t shop at Walmart much these days, I went there a lot back in college and don’t remember seeing anything other than Stanley and generic-branded pliers and wrenches.
Not only that, the prices were reasonable. Both the #430 10-inch and #440 12-inch tongue and groove pliers are a hair cheaper than on Amazon.
Maybe this is an experiment, or maybe it’s just a great example about how Channellock provides great quality USA-made tools at affordable prices. In either case, this has my approval.