Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is VISE-GRIP Long Nose Pliers, specifically the 6 inch size. They are also available in 4 inch and 9 inch sizes and all are useful. So what makes this little tool so awesome other than every teen with an old car in the 70s and 80s likely locked one onto a window roller when a handle broke in our cars.
Mmmm, that’s right young-lings, manually roll up windows we once did, electric windows, not everyone had at one time. (okay if you didn’t read that in a Yoda voice what is wrong with you?)
Anyway I have recently found these to be one of the most useful tools in the aquaponics hobby world, because they fit inside media excluders and can be used to remove stand up pipes when frankly there is just no other way to get them out. Thing is that is the beauty of them in general, the ability to get them into a tight space, clamp on and gain leverage you’d otherwise never obtain. They also include a wire cutting feature which is nice as well.
These are also great for pinching off leaking lines and many other needs. I really like the 6 inch size because they are large enough to give good leverage but small enough to get into really tight spaces. I really consider them at times like having a third hand able to hold something you’d otherwise not have the ability to deal with alone. Personally I own all three sizes and they are a great addition to any shop. If you don’t have any and just want to pick up one, I would start out with the six inch size as they offer the most utility.
At only 9.38 a set they won’t set you back much either. Now if you just want an outstanding set of VISE GRIP Tools that will do almost anything you will ever need check out this 10 Piece Set which includes the 6 and 9 Inch long nose versions and 8 other really great tools.
As to the brand I go with Irwin because they are the original VISE GRIP tool manufacturer. They are damn solid tools.
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