I'll have to read this over the weekend, got tired after page 2.
What a list, thanks Fred!
Thanks - hope you find it interesting
While I'm at it I thought to add:
Hemostat-Type forceps while not exactly pliers – come in handy for many tasks – they come in a variety of sizes in both straight and curved patterns
Also in Double-X design – come both straight and curved
The style sometime called an ear polypus is also useful – come from 3.5 inch to about 12 inch
For those of us who are vertically challenged (aka short) or have a tough time bending – there are various grabbers available – that are sort of large pliers/tongs/tweezers
Tongs, while also not exactly pliers, can perform tasks like gripping and holding.
Blacksmith/Farrier Tongs – only a few examples
Reading the Toolguyd post about DIN-Mounted terminal blocks – I thought to add a few pertinent pliers:
Some Wago Operating Tool Pliers
Wiring duct cutters
DIN Rail Cutter – Long-Handle Pliers-Type
Weidmeuller knockout pliers
A few more:
Over at ToolGuyd - Stuart just posted about some brands of precision pliers
That got me thinking about some other types:
Over on ToolGuyd the continuing discussion included other plier vendors such as Helmut Schmitz:
And CK (Carl Kammerling)
One of my favourites from Lee Valley, the very cool Sidewinder
Hog ring pliers. http://www.csosborneupholsterytools.com/images/product/large/plarge751.jpg
The excellent CRIMPFOX 6T-F front entry tool for bootlace ferrules.
A few more styles:
With a new post on Toolguyd about a different pair of pliers:
I thought to update the pliers’ lists by adding a few more:
And these for archery:
I figured it was time to add a few more – mostly associated with bending metal for lettering/signage: