Pliers - Some Different Types



One of my favourites from Lee Valley, the very cool Sidewinder


Hog ring pliers.



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

Fret press

Cable gripping pliers

Irrigation pipe expanding pliers

D-loop pliers

Teardrop forming pliers

Cable tie pliers

Chain link pliers

pistol grip locking pliers


A few more from Edma:


Collins miter spring pliers

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: