Klein offers reward for oldest pair of pliers

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Klein Tools is searching for the world’s oldest pair of Klein Side-Cutting Pliers. 

"Our customers are very loyal and some have tools that have been handed down from one generation to another," said channel sales manager Thomas Barton. "So, we thought it would be interesting to see exactly how long our pliers soldier on.” 

The winning pliers will be selected by Klein Tools’ engineering team based on the above requirements. The tool owner will receive $2,500 in cash and approximately $2,500 in new Klein Tools. All photo entries must be uploaded to the company's website or mailed and postmarked by May 31, 2013.

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 ‘code markings’ that will be found inside the handle. 

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