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Lesche and Predator tools. What's the whole story?
Posted by: khouse
Date: May 31, 2007 11:25PM
I go to W&W manufacturing web site and they say they make the Lesche tools. I go to the Predator web site and they make the same tools. What is the story? Did Lesche sell his company only to go on and make the same tools under a different name?
www.wwmfg.com
www.predatortools.com



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Re: Lesche and Predator tools. What's the whole story?
Posted by: DFX-Gregg
Date: June 01, 2007 09:53AM
Think George Lesche left partners (family members) and started predator tools.



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Posted by: khouse
Date: June 02, 2007 07:25AM
I wasn't aware of that. I saw the W&W sticker on a tool and looked it up on the web. I thought Lesche made both the Predator and Lesche. Thanks for all the info.

Re: Lesche and Predator tools. What's the whole story?
Posted by: jmaryt
Date: June 03, 2007 07:23PM
am happy to know mr.lesche is still "cookin"!..been using a lesche since they was first made in '96!..in my opinion,it is the best damn
digging tool made,and i have used them all!..next best is the wilcox line!.been around a long time and still have the "standard" tool i used when i first started back in '77!,and just a terrific digger made of tool steel!

(h.h!)
j.t.

Re: Lesche and Predator tools. What's the whole story?
Posted by: GoldenRoyBoy
Date: June 06, 2007 06:49AM
Hello Kenny!
I haven't a clue but they(regardless of name) are the best out there IMO.

Funny thing; I'd ordered two Predator tools off the Internet last week. The shipping charge for each was $10. I assumed I would receive two packages. Wrong! They charged me $20 for shipping but shipped the two items together. I tried to contact the firm via emails but to no avail. I probably won't order PREDATOR TOOLS again. Thanks for the other link; I'll check them out.

GRB



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WW Manufacturing?
Posted by: GoldenRoyBoy
Date: June 06, 2007 06:53AM
I checked out this link but it does appear the products, compared to Predator's are not the same?

GRB



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Re: WW Manufacturing?
Posted by: khouse
Date: June 06, 2007 09:08AM
You have to click on the products menu then go to the nursery tool section. There you will see several tools that are the same as the Predator tools including the digging knife we all like. It seems that xxxxxxx has about the best price on the Lesche digger. About 39.00 shipped.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2011 09:57PM by Elton.

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$20 for shipping was a ripoff! I would try to>>
Posted by: DFX-Gregg
Date: June 06, 2007 04:34PM
get a number and call those pirates!:veryangry:



Gregg

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Your post Phil explains why the last shovel i bought had "thank you, George Lesche", written on the box.N/T
Posted by: Jim West Pa
Date: June 19, 2007 09:19AM

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Re: That's a good question. The best information I can share is...
Posted by: coinnut
Date: June 23, 2007 08:25PM
Hi, I bought an old Lesche tool (around 1998) and my friend just bought a new Lesche tool (in 2007). My tool has lasted since then in our rock infested New England ground. I am not gentle with my digging tools!!! My friends tool already bent the tip over. He was not happy. Spent almost $70.00. My guess is the steel is not the same grade or the temper is different. Am I glad I got the REAL LESCHE! And I believe that someone mentioned that there was a three year warranty on George Lesche's digging tools? That warranty is useless because you won't break them in six years (or more), let alone 3 years. Thank you Mr George Lesche for such decency in producing a great tool. I will be buying a new tool myself soon. George

Re: That's a good question. The best information I can share is...
Posted by: jmaryt
Date: June 23, 2007 08:30PM
you don't need to buy a new tool!..your tool is quite adequate even with a broken tip!

(h.h!)
j.t.

Re: Lesche and Predator tools. What's the whole story?
Posted by: mad dog
Date: May 02, 2011 02:04PM
i just got one to day, been looking at them ror a year allen at okc ok sayed they wore putting new handle on them i wanted the old handle so i got me one before he ran out of them.

Re: Your post Phil explains why the last shovel i bought had "thank you, George Lesche", written on the box.
Posted by: Heras
Date: June 02, 2011 12:48PM
I have the crusader of predator tools and its a @#$%& killer. I love it. And it has a compass, a compartiment inside in the handle that is waterproof, and it can become a spear, a knife if you sharpen it and a weapon for sure. In fact i detect on the night on my city and i feel safe because i have it. 100% recommended its never enough!

Its like a lesche but longer and better in many ways. Look for it!

Re: Lesche and Predator tools. What's the whole story?
Posted by: gmanlight
Date: June 03, 2011 05:28PM
From what i recall George split with his wife, but she kept the company and the name.
He then started predator tools

Re: Lesche and Predator tools. What's the whole story?
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: June 03, 2011 06:53PM
if they cost $10 to ship 2 in the same box may be $20 since the shipper charges by weight. some people aren't good at answering e-mails try calling them.

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