By Anthony Capkun
(UPDATED April 20, 2013) March 4, 2013 – Klein Tools is searching for the world’s oldest pair of Klein side-cutting pliers. Customers can see if their pliers are eligible by determining whether their tool is the standard side-cutting type, bears the original Klein trademark and has ‘code markings’ that will be found inside the handle. See NOTE at bottom.
Photos of the pliers and completed form may be mailed (see Downloads below) or uploaded to Klein’s website. For specs/details, visit www.kleintools.com/oldestpliers .
The winning pliers will be selected by Klein Tools’ engineering team based on above requirements. The tool owner will receive $2500 in cash and about $2500 in new Klein Tools. All photo entries must be uploaded to our website or mailed and postmarked by May 31, 2013.
“Klein tools are known for their quality and durability,” said channel sales manager Thomas Barton. “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.”
* Thanks to a reader for pointing out this contest is open only to U.S. residents. We try to ensure contests are available to Canadian residents before sharing the information with you… sorry for letting this slip through. — Ed.