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Old 01-17-2007, 07:16 AM   #1
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Default Why no special pliers?

We've got all these fancy tools, reamers, wrenches and such...

Why don't we have any special super fancy pliers?

I know there are shock shaft pliers but I'm talking about plain needle nose pliers.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:21 AM   #2
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I use a Kershaw multi-tool with locking needle nose pliers. They have a little groove ground in them on one side parallel with the handles that allows gripping of shafts nicely. I use it for quite a few things in RC. Mostly to remove the shock on my Rev.4 to replace batteries. Regular pliers, and needle nose don't seem to get the same grip. You really want 'designer' pliers? Vise-grip are you listening?
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:24 AM   #3
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Craftsman makes a nice small set perfect for RC - here

I think there are a few RC companies that make pliers, but they are most likely just re-badged from another manufacturer.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:36 AM   #4
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That's what I use. I love em!
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:54 AM   #5
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Here are some nice pliers:

Non-Scratch Long Nose Pliers

Needle Nose w/Cutter

Needle Nose - MK802

Non-Scratch Pliers

And when all else fails:

Micro Hammer - 4 Replaceable Heads

I have a couple and they are so nice I tend to use other pliers for when I need to thrash on something good
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:54 AM   #6
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Yup, integy and eagle make some nice pliers as well. They are unlike anything you'll see at a normal tool store.
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