This category is about all fasteners that require the use of specialty pliers to install or remove. A good example is a hog ring fastener which requires hog ring pliers to clamp it into place.

How to remove cotter pin with pliers

how to remove a cotter pin

I like to use the right tool for the job all the time because it is the right thing to do. And this applies also to when I am removing cotter pins from a vehicle’s suspension. But that does not…

What are split rings and their uses

split rings

You have probably come across a type of ring with double strands for holding small objects together. The objects could be a bunch of keys, fish lures, a treble hook, or a piece of jewelry. That’s a split ring. In…

What are Hog Rings and How to use them

what are hog ring and how to use them

Perhaps what came to mind when you first heard hog rings is rings for pigs. Surprisingly, you are not wrong. The name hog is a British name for large castrated male pigs. Because the pigs have a natural behavior of…