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Not sure if this is at all Lowes

Bring in an old pair of tongue and groove pliers, and get a free pair of Irwin 8 inch.
There will a box to drop off your old pair, and when you take the new ones up to the cashier, they ring it up normally and adjust the price to $0.00 as a promotion.

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TODAY, Frederick Maryland southern store (not northern).

This is stilll a possibility at some stores.

About the tool:

Yes, ... (more)

roborankfrank (Sep. 22, 2013 @ 4:16p) |

Display with free pliers is near the PRO checkout. I had to ask 5 people before I got to the store manager. Nobody els... (more)

duhmel (Sep. 22, 2013 @ 7:09p) |

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I do have a smaller pair of these and like the Press-n-Slide button that adjusts the jaw.

and how exactly do they know if you dropped off an old one?

seems like a good time to trade in a Harbor Freight version...

bad link OP..

zackr said:   and how exactly do they know if you dropped off an old one?
It's an honor system.

zackr said:   and how exactly do they know if you dropped off an old one?
When I did the saw blade exchange at my local store, someone escorted me to the box, then escorted me to the cashier to let them know about the exchange.

Good deal... I have to sorriest pair of vise-grip pliers on the planet and this is perfect..

KYBOSH said:   Good deal... I have to sorriest pair of vise-grip pliers on the planet and this is perfect..
The pliers you're getting in return aren't vise-grips (locking pliers), though. Be aware; for some uses you might prefer sorry locking pliers to pliers that aren't sorry but which also don't lock.

Please post which Lowes you found this deal. Good deal, thx.

This same deal was posted a few months ago, it didn't work then and it probably won't work now!

beasport said:   This same deal was posted a few months ago, it didn't work then and it probably won't work now!
There was a deal for a free Irwin saw blade about 6 months ago, but I don't see anything on pliers other than this one.
And people did get the free saw blades.

beasport said:   This same deal was posted a few months ago, it didn't work then and it probably won't work now!
Hence, YMMV in the title!

Please post region/areas in QS

time to visit a pawn shop for cheapie

Took a very cheap trade and a copy of the OP's display picture to my nearby Home Depot.

Me: "Do you have this promo? I'd rather not do business with Lowes."
CSLady: "Let me check. (calls dept.) No. But we'll match it."

Even swap was completed in 10 minutes.

Great post.

Irwin used to be made in USA, I guess like a lot of things...

hpm.


Just got one (Atlanta area).
Located next to the contractor checkout.
Had to ask a manager where it was.

Got mine!
turned in a broken VIce grip!

SelfGovern said:   
KYBOSH said:   Good deal... I have to sorriest pair of vise-grip pliers on the planet and this is perfect..
The pliers you're getting in return aren't vise-grips (locking pliers), though. Be aware; for some uses you might prefer sorry locking pliers to pliers that aren't sorry but which also don't lock.

Yep, just to clarify: these are Vise-Grip *brand* pliers, but are not what you normally think of as Vise-Grips.

Newell Rubbermaid bought the Vise-Grip brand, fired the Americans who were making the tools in Nebraska, and now makes the tools in China. As part of this, they're apparently writing Vise-Grip on various other tools as well.

The only reason this is YMMV is that there are a limited number of "trade in" pliers allotted. One they are gone, the deal is over.

The Lowes near me had them at the "Pro tools" section, not at the customer entrance. My guess is that "pros" are really who they want to seed with free Irwin tools.

Got mine in Florida...Ormond Beach...piece of cake

The picture looks like what you get is Channel Lock type pliers with the ViseGrip brand on them. Can anyone confirm?

I took in a Sears Champion (not Craftsman) tongue and groove pliers that was cheap (inexpensive), but in very good condition. Guess what the Lowes CSR at the contractor area (where the Irwin display was) told me? He said that I was trading down, because the metal on the Champion was better than the metal used on the Irwin. He said that if it was him, he would keep the Champion! Anyone have any opinion on the quality of these Irwin tools? They seem to work very smoothly, but since he mentioned it, the metal on the Irwin is definitely not at beefy as the Champion, and the Irwin felt a lot lighter. BTW, I took his advice and kept the Champion.

I did notice the tale-tell signs of cheap Chinese metal (flexible and not as tempered). Definitely wouldn't trade in any other than a broken tool. If it ain't broke... Don't trade it for this.

KYBOSH said:   I did notice the tale-tell signs of cheap Chinese metal (flexible and not as tempered). Definitely wouldn't trade in any other than a broken tool. If it ain't broke... Don't trade it for this.

Thanks for the heads up.


psxzombie said:   seems like a good time to trade in a Harbor Freight version...
good call! I bought a pair at Harbor Freight for under $4 and traded them for the Irwin. nice locking feature on it

TU OP

I went to a pawn shop and bought some nasty rusted pliers for .25 and traded for the new IRWIN pliers...

I just did this about 2 hours ago in NW Las Vegas,at the Lowe's off of I95 & Durango. Gave them some nasty old made in china Harbor Freight junkers that I had laying in my tool chest.

I've had some of these Irwin Groove Lock pliers for about year and I use them a lot. I also have a really junky pair of tongue and groove pliers from a dollar store that I'd love to trade in. I'll be checking my nearest Lowe's in the next day or two.

Thanks OP, especially for the photo of the display. Green for you!

Got a set in Escondido, Ca. Display was at the contractor end. Cashier had it rung up before I even placed it on the counter. You can drop any pliers in the box...they don't care.

Phrogpilot said:   Got a set in Escondido, Ca. Display was at the contractor end. Cashier had it rung up before I even placed it on the counter. You can drop any pliers in the box...they don't care.
My Lowes cares which set you drop in. Got a pair of needle nose pliers at the $ Store and the young guy said NO! has to be sliplock so be ready.

No luck at Lowe's West Oak in Houston.

After turning in my second junk pair of pliers for a free irwin I noticed they aren't the same. The first pair of pliers have the GV8R engraved in the metal. The second pair has it printed on instead.

Everything else is the exact same. Same store too.

Has anyone tried this for the Southern California area, San Bernardino county.
Does any type of pliers work. Or does it have to be channel lock type of pliers.

Thank you

Is the deal dead?

Success in Clearwater, FL. I already own a couple. I will throw this one into my car or motorcycle toolbag.

richard9 said:   Has anyone tried this for the Southern California area, San Bernardino county.
Does any type of pliers work. Or does it have to be channel lock type of pliers.

Thank you

Yes, I'm able to do it in Orange County. Local stores still have them. I traded in slip-joint pliers as well as needle-nose pliers.

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