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Vice Grip Pliers

A place to post up links of recommened tools etc to make the job easier and safer, or it is just a bargin not to be missed, but we don't want cheap and nasty crap.
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Vice Grip Pliers

Postby drumtochty » Mon May 25, 2015 11:09 am

i have around 10 pars of vice grip pliers that are all worse than useless due to the jaws not meeting etc.

What is a reasonable make that just work for say 6 months or so rather than 10 minutes.

eddie
1999 Mk2 Silver
2008 Mk3 Copper Red
Drumtochty Glen, Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire
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Re: Vice Grip Pliers

Postby chris32 » Mon May 25, 2015 7:33 pm

Not sure if this helps and I am sure I'll be corrected by by the "old lags" but I have two pairs of mole grips that I got more than 40 years ago and they are still going strong.

They were made by Peterson /Dewitt, Nebraska. USA

I also bought a new, cheap, pair last year to carry in the car. they lasted for one use and then the jaws didn't meet. These days I try to buy my hand tools from car boot sales, and only old tools. If they have survived then they are probably going to last for me.
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Re: Vice Grip Pliers

Postby flea » Mon May 25, 2015 7:35 pm

Less of the old lags :laughing-rolling:
Eunos 1.6 special 1989 with a few added extras
Eunos 1991 1.6
Eunos 1990 1.6 project
Mk2 1999 1.8
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Re: Vice Grip Pliers

Postby drumtochty » Mon May 25, 2015 8:41 pm

Yes I asked the same on an other couple of forums and someone also said use "mole grips" and they are now imported by Stanley.


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1999 Mk2 Silver
2008 Mk3 Copper Red
Drumtochty Glen, Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire

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