Pliers Tips

Having the pliers is one thing but knowing how to use them correctly is another thing. In this category, you will find all the tips and hacks for using pliers effectively, creatively, and safely. You will also learn how to keep and maintain pliers so that they can serve you longer.

Grommet Pliers, Why Do You Need Them?

grommet pliers, why do you need them?

When you make holes in fabric, canvas, leather, or plastic, how do you reinforce them to prevent tearing or fraying? One of the best ways to reinforce circular holes in such materials is with grommets. What Is a Grommet? A…

Cleco Pliers, Why You Need Them for Sheet Metal Work

cleco pliers for sheet metal work

When fabricating sheet metal or panels you may sometimes need to fasten the workpieces together or hold them in place before attaching them permanently. This is not difficult when working on the bench because you can use regular clamps or…

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…

Mig Welding Pliers, Why Do You Need Them?

When MIG welding, sometimes you will need to disassemble the welding gun to feed the wire electrode or clean the spatter from the nozzle. Other times, you will need to cut the welding wire to the perfect stickout length. There…

Knipex NexStrip Wire Stripper, What’s New?

Knipex NexStrip wire stripper

Motivated by the need to combine multiple functions in one tool to reduce the weight of an electrician’s toolbox, Knipex Tools released a new multifunction automatic wire stripper tool. The Knipex NexStrip Multi-Tool for Electricians. This new wire stripper from…

How to Remove a Circlip Without Holes

how to remove a circlip without holes

Transmission systems, drive axles, and transfer cases of cars and trucks utilize all manner of circlips to retain gears and bearings on shafts. From regular snap rings with grip holes to wire locks. As you may have learned from my…

ESD Pliers for Electronics, Why You Need Them

Electronic engineers and hobbyists don’t use regular pliers on sensitive PCB boards and electronic circuits. They use esd electronic pliers. Electronics pliers are important for cutting excess leads on circuit board components, trimming wires, and gripping components when soldering. What…

Is Knipex Better than Klein Pliers?

klein vs knipex

It is a rule of thumb that Knipex is a superb German brand and a market leader in the world of pliers. Even on Google Trends, you will see that Knipex is heads and shoulders above other popular brands such…

Connector Pliers, Why do you need them?

If you work on cars, you know that it can be difficult to remove electrical connectors and fuel line adapter fittings for the fuel tank. Granted, automotive connectors are quick to connect but some of them are too difficult to…