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:
Thought to add a few more:
I responded to a recent posted question about sheet metal tools. It had me looking at an old inventory that included tools from Stubai and others that we had sourced from John Stortz & Co.
They sell some specialized pliers for metal roofing. I’ve provided some links:
Special pliers fro removing nails from tires:
Fishbone Removal Pliers
HD Lock ring pliers
Long nose screw extractors
Fret tang nipper
Railing bracket gripper
Cable gripping pliers
Irrigation pipe expanding pliers
Teardrop forming pliers
Cable tie pliers
Chain link pliers
pistol grip locking pliers
A few more from Edma:
To use with the Collins coping foot for trim.
Fred, the next time I need to do any job, I should check this valuable list. Just amazing!
Good grief… Fred, do you sleep? That’s an amazing list!
I came across an unusual pair of old pliers in a second-hand store a year ago, made by Giller. (Now out of business after many corporate twists and turns over the years.). I’ve never seen a pair like these, and a Google image search didn’t turn up anything. But they’re quite useful. Aside from the dual jaws, there is a small opening in the end as well. (I added the plastic handle coating with Plasti-Dip.)
they look like battery post cleaners
These are often called “gas pliers”
Despite the eBay listing - they are not terribly rare
Aha! Thanks, Fred. I figured they were some sort of plumbing tool. I showed them to the gas fitter who was working on my Viessmann boiler a week ago and he hadn’t seen anything similar, though.
Now that I know the proper name, I found several hits online:
My pair were made by Utica
If you look at some of the Engineer brand Screw pliers or their look-alikes from Vampliers - there are some design similarities:
Fishing Reel Spool Pin Remover
Metric Wire Stripper and Metric Screw Cutter
These seem to come in 4 sizes - with the set including 3 out of 4