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.

8 Types of Locking Pliers Every Handyman Needs

types of locking pliers

I have encountered many types of pliers from when I was a journeyman to now in my own garage. Some of the pliers I have come across are for specific jobs while others are for general purpose uses. Some even…

Knipex vs Channellock, Which pliers are better?

knipex vs channellock pliers

Despite there being many pliers brands to choose from, many tradesmen in various fields swear either by Knipex or Channellock. So, which one is better? In this article, I share my opinion on Knipex pliers and Channellock pliers with the…

Cable tie cutters, why do you need them?

cable tie cutters

Zip ties or cable ties are great self-locking fasteners for tying things together. They are particularly useful for cable management. Electricians use them to bundle together electrical cables and wires to keep everything neat and tidy, especially on cable tracks…

How to cut a hole in ductwork with aviation tin snips

how to cut holes in ductwork with tin snips

When building HVAC plenums or installing a duct takeoff collar on a ventilation system, you will need to cut into the ductwork to fit different parts. Sometimes you may cut rectangular holes and other times round holes and curves. While…

How to fix a broken zipper pull tab

You might not think a zipper puller tab is important but when it breaks or comes off you will appreciate how it makes it easy for you to pull a zipper slider. Read this article to learn how a fix a broken or missing zipper pull handle.