Lowe's Tools are JUNK
This is not earth shattering or news to most anyone,... I despise the fact that it's all but impossible to buy an American made pipe wrench at Lowe's. For the average homeowner mediocre quality tools are apparently OK, but not for anyone that takes their work seriously.
The "Kobalt" line, except for some of the Donaher tool group contract pieces are a total JOKE!! It sickens me to see most all the outside vendors offering clearly substandard products.....
I went to Home Depot and found EXACTLY what I needed from Ridgid, Klein, and a Johnson level.
Lowe's you should be ashamed of yourselves.