9/11/2011 12:07 AM
Over the years I've gone through at least 10 pairs of diagonal pliers. I bought a pair of these a few years ago and finally notched them last night cutting stainless steel bolts. None of the other, horrible things I did to them even scuffed the cutting edges.
There's a subtle angle built-in as a knuckle saver, so they double well as nail pullers.
The 10" size is a bit much in the tool pouch but pays off in both comfort and leverage. Quit weighing options;
buy these pliers.
heavy equipment technician
5/15/2011 1:21 PM
i bought a set of these pliers off a local distributor. he charged twice the amount you can purchase them for off this site. that being said they are worth (and then some) the 62$ i paid for them. i do feild service on a rental fleet. i receive a high volume of service calls for blown hydraulic hoses. to get the job done quick for my customers i usually cut the damaged portion out of the hose and install re-usable fittings. i used to do this with a hack saw. now i just use the cutters. hydraulic hoses have two layers of braided stainless steel wire. the most amazing cutters i have ever used.
High Chancellor of Knowledge
3/19/2010 7:06 PM
I've had a pair of these (74-01-250) since 2004. I use them constantly, and not light use either. They have cut tons of barbed wire, a decent amount of chain link fence, occasional machine, wood, and metal screws (they go right through a No. 10 machine screw), wire rope, etc. They still work as well as when they were new. I recently ordered the similar center cutter and the cobolt, but I'm not really sure that I needed either. These have done everything I have asked of them, with ease. One of very best tools I have ever owned.