Toolkit pliers?

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foxyrider
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Re: Toolkit pliers?

Postby foxyrider » 6 Feb 2020, 7:56pm

iandriver wrote:
foxyrider wrote:
iandriver wrote:Mini Leatherman for me also.


+1 - mine's a squirt which usefully has a bottle opener on it too. :D


Too right :D mine is the one without a blade, but small scissors, so alleviates blade worries.


i'm keeping shtumm about the blade! all 1.25" of it :D :lol:
Convention? what's that then?
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Re: Toolkit pliers?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 7 Feb 2020, 10:33am

Hi,
If that self grip pliers modified for the camera mount was part of the £5 set, sounds unlikely they were actually "vice grip "

If you actually own some vise grips Now called Erwin vise grips you will know the difference, but for a camera mount anything like that will do even Aldi.

I carry a folding pruning saw in my pack, as my local cycle path commonly have falling trees.
Not had to use it yet, I don't think I'm really worried about carrying something you shouldn't do, its your intention to use it rather than that you have it.
They sell hunting knives don't they and people tend to carry them to look a little bit butch when they're camping, even knives for fishing down the beach.
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Re: Toolkit pliers?

Postby nez » 9 Feb 2020, 12:18am

The OP may like to know a rubber band will often overcome the problem of grip on something you want to unscrew, especially something knurled like valve locknuts, pump connectors etc.

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SimonCelsa
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Re: Toolkit pliers?

Postby SimonCelsa » 9 Feb 2020, 6:01am

I carry a pair of these in my back pocket. Good for those intricate, delicate jobs in tight spaces:

mini pliers.jpg

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Re: Toolkit pliers?

Postby UpWrong » 9 Feb 2020, 6:56am

nez wrote:The OP may like to know a rubber band will often overcome the problem of grip on something you want to unscrew, especially something knurled like valve locknuts, pump connectors etc.

I will remember that for next time, thanks.