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Old 07-22-2014, 03:50 PM
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Default Pliers recommendations please.

I need a pair of pliers on a lanyard with a holster that won't break the bank.
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What defines breaking the bank. I have a pair of Boomerangs I love. You can get them $35-40.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:26 PM
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I promise you, the Browning fishing pliers are the best set of fishing pliers you or anyone else will ever use period! They cut braid like a shank in the shower hitting wet skin. I kid you not, my brother in law had a set for over 3 years with the same cutters and it still cut braid like a dream. He actually got me a pair for Christmas last year after commenting on them forever that I liked them. Now, they are with me all the time!

http://www.basspro.com/Browning-Fish...ct/1212041152/
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X2 on the boomerang pliers, I'm on my second season with a pair, I think I paid $30-40 buck at the Rhode island show. Their a little rusty now but it beats a couple of hundred for a china made van staal pair.
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I've got a set of these and really like them. I took the thumb lock off and also added a lanyard and a custom leather case.

They cut mono, braid and apparently hooks, although I've never had to and hope never to have to.

http://www.sargenttools.com/ToolsByT...ishing_Pliers/
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Originally Posted by Cakilack View Post
I promise you, the Browning fishing pliers are the best set of fishing pliers you or anyone else will ever use period! They cut braid like a shank in the shower hitting wet skin. I kid you not, my brother in law had a set for over 3 years with the same cutters and it still cut braid like a dream. He actually got me a pair for Christmas last year after commenting on them forever that I liked them. Now, they are with me all the time!

http://www.basspro.com/Browning-Fish...ct/1212041152/
What he said. I own Van Staals and the Brownings are better.
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Thanks guys!
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:55 PM
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I have Schmid Pliers. Awesome about $60, came with both a leather and a nylon sheath. I have beat these up and they still look and work like new. Tried to put a link in but no go- used to be www.schmidpliers.com- Larry Schmid Custom Fishing in Bridgehampton NY .
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I've been using a pair of these for a year and have been both surprised, and very pleased with how they are holding up. They are still smooth, never bind up or stick. Strictly salt water use and stored on the boat. Rinsed them off and inspected them for the first time last week. No rust, still cutting braid, great product. 20 bucks!

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/h2o-...13?N=845454862
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manleys, with wd40 every so often, you CANNOT break these and they cut as good as day one 5 seasons later.
for a more expensive option, Checkpoint titanium.
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It never fails, hundred dollar pliers go over the side in a few weeks. They just jump out of your hands into Davy Jones' Locker. On the other hand I have a couple of regular steel 10 dollar ones that have been on the boat for years. Wash them and spray with WD 40 inside the hinge after every trip and they will last a long time.
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Ive been using the bass pro red pliers for 2 years now, and still cut 6lb braid like they were brand new. Dont cut wire with them, and make sure to wash and spray with WD-40 , and they will last. Got them on sale for $25.

Keep them on your waist, and they wont go overboard
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Been using Manley's for over 25 years. You take care of them, they take care of you.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:50 AM
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I really like the Accurate pliers - they have replaceable jaws and cutters and definitely reasonably priced.
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Originally Posted by kelias3479 View Post
I really like the Accurate pliers - they have replaceable jaws and cutters and definitely reasonably priced.
I have the Accurate plier and can't stand it. You cannot pull braid if you are trying to tighten a knot, because of the space between the jaws, so it slips and the cutter is terrible, barely cuts and shreds the end. I have replaced the jaws and cutter with very little improvement. IMO a very poorly designed plier. My son continues to tease me about how much they cost and how bad they work as he uses his 16 year old pair of Manleys' which work great.
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I've had my pair of Manleys for about 7-8 years. Still going strong.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:39 AM
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I got suckered in on the van stahls (25 %off cabelas) and they suck. Cutters mushroom mono and only cut braid with a lot of tension. The tips only meet to grab line with excessive pressure. I have old pair of Brownings and they are great. The boomarang snipper cuts both mono and braid better than all of them
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I finally got fed up with the cheaper pliers as well. Too many rust lock incidents and not working well when u really need them. Got van staal with lanyard and been very happy with them. Good for braid, mono and fluoro cutting. Never had Brownings so cant compare. No hint of rust.
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Had 2 pairs of Manleys in over 30 years. Lost the first pair . They're good. Got a pair of long ss needle nose for deep hook removal
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Originally Posted by oceanluvr30 View Post
I have the Accurate plier and can't stand it. You cannot pull braid if you are trying to tighten a knot, because of the space between the jaws, so it slips and the cutter is terrible, barely cuts and shreds the end. I have replaced the jaws and cutter with very little improvement. IMO a very poorly designed plier. My son continues to tease me about how much they cost and how bad they work as he uses his 16 year old pair of Manleys' which work great.

Agree. I had accurates and they were horrible.
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