Right tool for the job

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by presscall, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. Harder D. Soerensen

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    @Ben
    Exactly - and great also to straighten a bend jet pricking needle.
     
  2. Tony Press

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    @Harder D. Soerensen

    I’ve been using the Knipex for a few months now. I love them!

    I am yet to use the pliers.

    Tony
     
  3. OMC

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    old thread

    The red handled parallel jaws look promising.

    Re OP (8th of April)
    Thank you John @presscall
    I have yet to use the pliers as well because they have just now arrived!

    Japan -to- US shipping, for my package, was delayed 11 1/2 weeks and on Covid time it felt like it was taking forever.
    Seller claimed he shipped it same day (no tracking, arghhh). I was patient with him.
    Now with package in hand, indeed Japan Post (Air Mail) did accept it on his end on April 9.

    Mine, like Ivan's seen above, w/green handle came in the Japanese packaging.

    I'm removing stubborn fasteners regularly and expect to get a lot of use from these. Until now I hadn't seen that type of curved gripping surface.
    pz-58pliersjohn.jpeg
    john's image

    Until now I've relied on the crushing grip of vice-grip pliers,
    being sure the gripping surface was like new and right sized.

    A vice-grip with a PZ-58 gripping surface might be one better.
    The PZ-58 as-is provides adequate grip but a plier that clamps on (not having to regrip) is big plus and something I'll think about. Thanks again.
     
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  4. Marc

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  5. OMC

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    Ah ha ! and there it is. The PZ-66 is just the ticket.
    PZ-66.JPG

    Thx Marc
     
  6. Tony Press

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    If you get the Knipex to pair with the Engineer you won’t look back.

    Tony
     
  7. presscall

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    @OMC Pity you had such a long wait, but glad you assess the tool as worth the wait.

    John