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Offline wantboost

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Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« on: November 09, 2018, 04:20:42 PM »
Im New to the trade . What size and brand slip joint do u recommend .
Do I stick with channel lock ? I Also seen milwakee has some that have a built in reemer.....
Should 8" or 10"??

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 05:41:15 PM »

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 06:35:29 PM »
Why v jaw vs straight ?

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 07:03:38 PM »
For me personally i use them exclusively on gas pipe, 1/2 and 3/4"  great for every day use, they grab round pipe the best with no slipping. They are harder to find but worth it. I tried straight and could not stand them.

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 08:32:10 PM »
My favorite for years. The v-jaw is the only style I like
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Channellock-9-1-2-in-V-Jaw-Tongue-and-Groove-Plier-422/301938565

I use these as well.  I’ve bent a few now using them on 1” gas pipe, but that’s me being to lazy to get a pipe wrench.

I have a collection started actually   ;D

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 09:49:47 PM »
Is v jaw more for pipe ?  So how has the self adjusting been working for u ??

I've been using Knipex and Wiha lately, working good so far.

https://www.wihatools.ca/softgrip-auto-pliers

https://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=group_detail&parentID=&groupID=1501

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2018, 07:53:24 AM »
I have the Knipex V style like Walker said. So robust and grabs black pipe like no other. Even with some pipe dope in the grooves it just works. And it is easy to adjust once you get used to it.

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 05:22:22 PM »
What's the difference with straight edge and v jaw ?

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 06:53:41 PM »
v-jaw grips pipe better

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2018, 07:39:44 AM »
8" or 10"?
Do u use the knipex cobra with the quick adjustment button or thr cheaper knipex (88 01 250) slip joint that dont have it .

I've been using Knipex and Wiha lately, working good so

https://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=group_detail&parentID=&groupID=1501

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Re: Preferred slip joint pliers size and brand ??
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 08:09:40 PM »
8" or 10"?
Do u use the knipex cobra with the quick adjustment button or thr cheaper knipex (88 01 250) slip joint that dont have it .

I've been using Knipex and Wiha lately, working good so

https://www.knipex.com/index.php?id=1216&L=1&page=group_detail&parentID=&groupID=1501

10" is best.  I use the one with the button