• Page :
  • 1
  • Text Only
Voting History
rated:

Greenlee 0153-02C Screwdriver Set, 7 Piece - Amazon.com
Disclaimer

Greenlee 0153-02C Screwdriver Set, 7 Piece - Amazon.com
Disclaimer
Amazon is running COUPON DEALs on the Greenlee Electrical tools.  Here is a link to the Tools coupons : http://www.amazon.com/Tools-and-Home-Improvement-Coupons/b/ref=a... My brother in-law is an electrician and only uses Greenlee tools. Told me Greenlee is standard issue for trade schools that train electricians. While the discounts are not that large (percentage wise) looking at Camel3 the coupons make this these prices about as low as any for the last year. The 7 Pc Screw Driver set is the best deal. Amazon part #B002NQVCPQ. If you have an electrician (or want to be electrician) in the family you may want to take a look at these high end tools. Here are links to the detail page at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-TK-30-Basic-Electrical-Kit/dp/B000FCIMFS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385392214&sr=8-1&keywords=B000FCIMFS http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-DTAPKIT-6-Piece-Combination-Drill/dp/B0041FIR1E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385392283&sr=8-1&keywords=B0041FIR1E http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-0153-02C-Screwdriver-Set-Piece/dp/B002NQVCPQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385392304&sr=8-1&keywords=B002NQVCPQ  http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-0159-13-Electricians-Tool-Standard/dp/B002FCQ4FG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385392333&sr=8-1&keywords=B002FCQ4FG http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-0153-03C-Mini-Precision-Screwdriver-Piece/dp/B003R7L192/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385392388&sr=8-1&keywords=B003R7L192 http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-0159-36-Hand-Tool-Piece/dp/B004O3BPG2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385392433&sr=8-1&keywords=B004O3BPG2

Amazon
Get Up to 6.0% Cash Back in the Following Departments:
Member Summary

tools
Thanks VBMcGB
Disclaimer
  • Also categorized in:
Thanks for visiting FatWallet.com. Join for free to remove this ad.

Sorry OP, this has to be done.

In my professional opinion, Greenlee are very "American" tools. If you're looking for a true electricians screwdriver that will actually protect you and function for many years, you need to look to a couple high end foreign brands. Here's a couple of examples at Amazon. I have used both brands for many years. These are the best for this line of work.

Wera

Whia

I am a 16 year controls engineer. MOST Greenlee tools leave A LOT to be desired and their exposed shank make them VERY dangerous on live circuits.

Greenlee has "insulated tools" too. But you are correct, none of those tools are offered on this coupon. Here's one set. http://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-0153-01-INS-Insulated-Screwdriver...  

If you google Wera: Wera Tools designs and manufactures more than 3,500 tools for both manual and power tool applications at its German headquarters and its factory in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic  
Czech Republic? No thanks.

I like American made products myself. I'll take that over something from another country any day. Keep the money here in the US!


They work GREAT!
Disclaimer
A rubber sleeve placed over an ordinary screwdriver handle makes not an electrician's screwdriver, I promise you that.  Unfortunately people buy those "electrician's" screwdrivers, work on live circuits, and find out the hard way that the whole screw driver shank is HOT on a live circuit.  The intention of my original post was to bring some awareness regarding the Greenlee's as "electrician's" screwdrivers, vs. a real screwdriver example that is actually suited for working on 1000v electrical circuits.  I really don't see an argument regarding the place of manufacture when your life depends on a tool to keep you from being electrocuted.

[PIC] A very small sampling of the Wera tools I use daily.... see the difference, the bare shank drivers are for general purpose use, NOT ELECTRICAL.  The handle ends are square or hex so the screw drivers don't roll around everywhere, the base and shank are hex to use a wrench if more torque is needed, the highly visable rubber is vulcanized into the handle, etc, etc.  Just superior product.  Go to Sears or Grainger, they usually have the Whia brand and Greenlee/Klein in store.  See what you like better.

I have had Wera items both from Germany and Czech Republic and can tell no difference in quality or workmanship. They perform all the same to me. 
 

shoeaddict100 said:   I like American made products myself. I'll take that over something from another country any day. Keep the money here in the US!
  I agree, I love American made products and usually specifically search them out when possible.  However, when a better mousetrap has been invented or improved upon and the American brands do nothing to improve their products over MANY years, can't help but buy the absolute best tool for the job.  It's too bad the Greenlee screwdrivers are made in Taiwan

Interesting thread to read as a do-it-yourselfer, but OP wasn't kidding in labeling thread with "commercial/industrial". These are overkill for consumers.

jonesjeremya said:   Sorry OP, this has to be done.

In my professional opinion, Greenlee are very "American" tools. If you're looking for a true electricians screwdriver that will actually protect you and function for many years, you need to look to a couple high end foreign brands. Here's a couple of examples at Amazon. I have used both brands for many years. These are the best for this line of work.

Wera 

Whia 

I am a 16 year controls engineer. MOST Greenlee tools leave A LOT to be desired and their exposed shank make them VERY dangerous on live circuits.

  Ditto that.  I love my Wera tools, not an electrician but I think that makes it even more important because I would be more likely to do something wrong when working on house projects etc.

HVAC/Controls tech for 20 years and I carry Klein, Channellock, Fluke, and Dewalt

Greenlee makes an awesome knockout set that I own

joey791 said:   
"Greenlee makes an awesome knockout set that I own"
 

  Agreed, I own one too.  Truly a life saver.

Sweet, never saw these on sale before in for a few

Agree...Greenlee tools do not go on sale often



Disclaimer: By providing links to other sites, FatWallet.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to FatWallet.com.

Thanks for visiting FatWallet.com. Join for free to remove this ad.

TRUSTe online privacy certification

While FatWallet makes every effort to post correct information, offers are subject to change without notice.
Some exclusions may apply based upon merchant policies.
© 1999-2014