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I think the ChiCom locking pliers are definitely on the right track but are inferior in design and manufacture.

The PZ 59 model has four ribs and an angled inward jaws to maximize grip. The knock off Vise Grips have one rib and no angle to the gripping edge.

Look at the detail pictures to see what I’m talking about.

Thanks Bobbie Martin for finding the locking pliers and posting the link.

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Love my PZ59. Just used it today on a few old screws on the access door for the batteries.
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I bought two of them! Thanks Shane!
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Mine are on the way thanks Shane
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Nice those are interesting Shane.
My go to pliers are these:
KNIPEX Tools - Alligator Water Pump Pliers (8801250) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000X4J2VQ..._1RH2FbAEWJTS5

These have pretty much replaced even my vise grips... that’s how good they are. I have been able to get stuck bolts etc out with these when vise grips would just spin. They have a grip like none other that I have used.
They are not a do all pliers like the ones Shane suggested, but they are great pliers.
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Right on Jeff. I have two pairs of those pliers. I keep one on the bird and one at home.
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I bought one of each. Thanks Shane & Jeff. When you need them, you need them and they are worth their weight in gold. It's good to have the proper tool ahead of time.
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Nice those are interesting Shane.
My go to pliers are these:
KNIPEX Tools - Alligator Water Pump Pliers (8801250) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000X4J2VQ..._1RH2FbAEWJTS5

These have pretty much replaced even my vise grips... that’s how good they are. I have been able to get stuck bolts etc out with these when vise grips would just spin. They have a grip like none other that I have used.
They are not a do all pliers like the ones Shane suggested, but they are great pliers.
I've been replacing all my pliers with Knipex stuff. Snap ring pliers are awesome, too.
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I've got Archer needle-nose pliers and fine-point wire cutters that I bought around 1980 in my toolbox - two of my prized possessions that I've personally and professionally. I've been trying to find anything even close in quality to them for years. Turns out the same people that sell these pliers also make small wire cutters and needle-nose pliers.


Added them to my wish list. Bummer it's just after Christmas....
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