Have you ever just picked up a product and it screamed quality right off the bat? Well that is the feeling I get with these Klein pliers.  The first time I saw these was when we went to the Klein factory and had a chance to experience the Klein reputation first hand.  Let me say, it was a blast.  Dan even had a blast, but I think he loved eating the bull balls the best.  One thing we love about Klein is the made in the USA pride.  Klein could very easily be quiet and start shipping certain tools overseas to be made for less and therefore increase their profit margin, but they don’t.  Now I am not saying all the Klein tools are made here, but a great majority of hand tools are made all over the USA.  Okay so let’s get back to the All purpose Pliers model J206-8C part of the Journeyman series.

So what can these pliers do?  Well, let’s ask what can’t they do?   Okay I shouldn’t go that far, but they can do a lot.  They can strip and cut 8-16 AWG solid and 10-18 AWG stranded wire.  Obviously they are a needle nose plier.  They can shear 6-32 and 8-32 and they can also loop.  Did I mention they are tough?  First, the cutting knife is induction-hardened.  Second, the hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action with no wobble handle and last they are forged steel.  What else can you ask for?  How about a spring for assisted opening, well they have that too.

What We Like

  • Comfortable
  • Multi-Function
  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Made in the USA

What We Don’t Like

  • I only have one


Screw Shearing: 6-32 and 8-32
Strips and Cuts: 8-16 AWG solid; 10-18 AWG stranded
Handle Finish: Journeyman
Knife Length: 1/2” (13 mm)
Jaw Length: 2-1/4” (57 mm)
Jaw Thickness: 1/2” (13 mm)
Handle Color: yellow/gray
Weight (lbs.): 0.61
Overall Length: 8-3/8” (212 mm)
Point Thickness: 1/8” (3 mm)
Jaw Width: 1” (25 mm)
All in all if you’re looking for a professional all in one pair of pliers, we say look no further.  Do we really have to say anything else when we mention the name Klein?