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    Default Richard Trethewey Tools

    What are the type pliers that Richard uses. And what other handy tools doe he have in his bag of tricks?

    thanks, Pete

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    Default Re: Richard Trethewey Tools

    They are called "water pump pliers".
    Jack
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    Default Re: Richard Trethewey Tools

    If it's like the one in the attached ... it's official name is "tongue and groove plier"
    But like jack said .. commonly referred to as water pump plier or even channel lock pliers. They are available anywhere even WalMart.
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    Default Re: Richard Trethewey Tools

    They're actually "slip joint pliers."

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    Default Re: Richard Trethewey Tools

    Libcarp, "slip-joint pliers" are the old fashion regular pliers. "Channel Locks" and similar pliers are actually "groove-joint" pliers.
    HTH

    Dave

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    Default Re: Richard Trethewey Tools

    libcarp ..... If you look closely at the channel locks you will notice one section has grooves the other section has the mating tongue ... that's where the reference to tongue and groove pliers comes from.


    These are slip joint pliers
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    Default Re: Richard Trethewey Tools

    Channellock is a manufacturer of many types of pliers, tongue and grove pliers come in a variety of styles including pater pump pliers.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Richard Trethewey Tools

    I'm not sure what else he uses but I have found that "Aligator Pliers" by Knipex are the best thing I've ever used. They are made to tighten more with the more force you put on them. I've used them to remove stripped nuts/bolts as well as for a pipe wrench. They simply will not slip. I keep one pair in my work truck and one pair at home. You can get them at Ace Hardware.

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