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Old 04-29-2011, 04:48 PM
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I bought a pair of these bad boys today!!


The TORQUE these have is INCREDIBLE!! I put the tips of the jaws on the edge of a nickel, about 3/16" of an inch and with one hand and not a whole lot of effort, CRUSHED the nickel!!
Look them up on Popular Mechanics.
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Last weekend I bought the 10" Pipe ones with the fancy push button on the side that you can make micro adjustments to the opening. I haven't gotten a chance to use them but they are light years ahead of the old Channel lock's.
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Those are some pricey pliers! Then again - I typed "Knipex" into amazon and every single result seemed to have a 5 star rating... looks pretty impressive!
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The salesman where I bought mine told me that the only time I'll buy another pair is if I lose them.
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Are they all smooth jawed?
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
Are they all smooth jawed?
No. The Knipex Cobras are toothed. One the guy's in the supply house took a pair of the Cobras and set the jaws to a depth that fit a piece of horizontal pipe on their railing outside the store and stood on the wrench and it didn't budge! He weighed 210.
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My Channellock pliers have never failed me and will be passed onto my son.
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If your son has the opportunity to get his hands on these, he'll say "Thanks, but no thanks, Dad!" to your ChannelLocks. There really is no comparison.
I simply went in the supply house yesterday to buy some lights and saw these sitting on the counter. At first glance I noticed the pin adjustment mechanism they use and asked the guy, kidding around, "How long before this shit breaks?!"
He said, "Rob, these are the best F'ing pliers you'll ever find!" He told me to bite down on a coin and I did, with not much effort and it flattened the edge of the nickel to about 1mm. Then the other guy locked the Cobras on the pipe and stood on them. Try that with your ChannelLocks!
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One pair of channel locks in untrained hands can wreck up some good equipment!
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Finally got to use my pair today. Awesome and love the fine adjustments on it. will be buying more of them in the future!

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I have looked at them and this thread convinced me to go buy a pair. They are expensive but they look like a major upgrade from standard channel locks.
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I have them. ALL Knipex tools are top shelf.
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What's the difference between the S1 and S2 versions?
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
I bought a pair of these bad boys today!!


The TORQUE these have is INCREDIBLE!! I put the tips of the jaws on the edge of a nickel, about 3/16" of an inch and with one hand and not a whole lot of effort, CRUSHED the nickel!!
Look them up on Popular Mechanics.

Crap. This will cost me more $

I do have a pair of there small bolt cutters on both of my boats waiting for the day when i have to cut a hook off from some part of my body.

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