Pliers Reviews

Choosing the best pliers from a bunch of alternatives can sometimes cause a headache. But with a good buying guide, the process can be less hectic. In this category, you will find review guides for different types of pliers so that you can spend less time choosing and more time working with the pliers. The reviews are based on my experiences and the experienced of experts and other pliers enthusiasts.

Oil Filter Pliers; Why Do You Need Them?

oil filter pliers

According to many experts, engine oil filters only need to be hand-tight, and I agree with them. Throughout my experience servicing cars, including my 06′ WRX, I have always tightened oil filters by hand, and none has ever come loose.…

Piston Ring Pliers: An Essential Tool For Engine Rebuild

piston assembly

Besides snap rings that are difficult to remove or install without a proper tool, piston rings can be another source of trouble when rebuilding a car engine. Without the right tool, you can easily deform these important metal rings and…

Kaiweets KWS-103 Self Adjusting Wire Stripper Review

kaiweets self adjusting wire stripper review

Stripping electrical wires is an easy task for experienced electricians. But it can be intimidating to newbies and DIYers, especially when using regular wire strippers. With ordinary wire stripping pliers, you have to select the stripping slot manually. And if…

New Tool Release: Klein Pliers Wrench D530-10

klein d530-10 water pump pliers

Klein Tools arrived at the party of pliers wrenches late but they did it in style. The company released its first-ever pliers wrench, which is the world’s first pliers wrench multi tool. Yes, you heard it right. The Klein Tools…

Is Knipex Multicrimp Crimping Pliers Set Worth it?

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Multitool pliers have become increasingly popular nowadays because of their versatility. You can use the same pair of pliers to perform a range of tasks that ordinarily would require a set of tools to complete. These multifunction pliers make the…

Gedore Pliers Wrench, Better than Knipex?

gedore pliers wrench

The Knipex pliers wrench has been the obvious choice of pliers wrench for plumbers for a long time. In fact, it has been the euphemism for pliers wrenches. This is not the case anymore. Now there are more options such…

Best Sprue Cutter for Scale Modeling

best sprue cutters for scale modeling

If you are a scale modeler or are planning to start a hobby in building scale models and toys with plastic sprues, you should know two things. That 1) Making a good scale model starts with getting good quality sprues…

Panel Clip Piers (Why You Need Them)

panel clip pliers

Modern car manufacturers use plastic retainer clips to attach trim pieces to the body of the car. These body clips are common on the door panels, bumpers, and fenders of most cars and trucks. There are two main types of…

Best Sheet Metal Bending Pliers

best sheet metal bending pliers

When your project involves working with sheet metal, you need a good tool to bend, fold, or shape the metal. You can do it by hand, use a vise and hammer, folding bar, or even better use sheet metal bending…

Best Wire Crimper Pliers for Electrical Projects

best wire crimping pliers
Whether you do electrical wiring for a living or are just a guy doing wiring stuff around the house, car, boat, etc, you need a good wire crimper to reliably and firmly secure connectors onto wires. Here are some of the best wire crimper pliers on the market.

6 Best automatic wire strippers

automatic wire strippers

If you regularly do automotive wiring, boat wiring, or terminate distribution and fire alarm panels, an automatic wire stripper becomes an indispensable companion. Automatic wire strippers self-adjust to different wire gauges while making your work consistent. But which are the…