Here’s what arrived this week – new Milwaukee MT500 lineman pliers! They were made in the USA with USA-sourced materials!
They feel broken-in and ready for use. The pliers arrived sans packaging, but it looks and feels like a final production sample.
I still cannot get over how great the pliers feel to open-and-close, far better than any lineman’s pliers I’ve ever purchased new before, including Klein, Channellock, and others.
There’s a reason for the smooth feel – the pivot rivet is inserted robotically, with measurements taken as the handle is open and closed and the rivet set. (We saw this firsthand during a tour of Milwaukee’s new USA hand tool factory – oh how I wish I could have taken some photos to share with you!)
Thank you Milwaukee Tool!
If I rough them up a little, that will just add to their character. I’ll try not to abuse them too much though – I’ll save that for when I can get my hands on non-personalized retail samples.
Yup, I love my job.