Klein Tools looking for the oldest pair of its side-cutting pliers

If some of the tools in your tool belt are older than you, you just may be in luck.

Mar 6th, 2013

If some of the tools in your tool belt are older than you, you just may be in luck. Klein Tools is holding a promotion through which it will provide a $2,500 cash prize as well as approximately $2,500 worth of its merchandise to the person who produces the oldest pair of the company's side-cutting pliers.

"Customers can see if their pliers are eligible by determining if their tool is the standard side-cutting type, bears the original Klein trademark and has the 'code markings' that will be found inside the handle," the company explained when announcing the promotion.

Specs and details of the contest, including tips on how to identify your pliers' manufacture date, can be found here.

Members of Klein's engineering staff will select the winning pair of pliers using the above-mentioned criteria. May 31 is the deadline by which entrants must submit a completed entry form and photos of the pliers being entered.

The company's channel sales manager Thomas Barton said, "Klein tools are known for their quality and durability. Our customers are very loyal and some have tools that have been handed down from one generation to another. So we thought it would be interesting to see exactly how long our pliers soldier on."

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