Pliers are very common tools that you can find in every home toolbox. They can be used for many different types of jobs, and there are different types of pliers available. The basic purpose of pliers is to grip any object firmly so that it can be turned, bend, or can be manipulated.
There are also special types of pliers available fitted with additional components meant for additional purpose. There are plier racks available that can be used for storing different pliers in an organized manner.
PLR15 is one such type of plier rack offered by Plyworx can fit on your pegboard, or in your toolbox drawer and can stand up on your workbench top for quick accessing of your pliers. It can hold 15 plier sets of all shapes and sizes. It also comes with certain special locking rivets for mounting the rack to any pegboard.
The following are a few different types of pliers that are commonly used for various purposes:
- Engineer’s pliers meant for gripping metal
- Electrician’s pliers meant for gripping electrical wires
- Flat-nosed pliers meant for grasping smaller objects
- Round-nosed pliers meant for bending the wire into loops
- Fixed-joint pliers
- Slip-joint pliers
- Plumber’s pliers
- Locking pliers
- Linemen’s pliers
- Needle-nose pliers
- Diagonal pliers
- Bolt cutters pliers
How can you separate the quality pliers from a group of cheap pliers?
1. The teeth on the quality plier’s jaws are sharp
If you like take the end of your curtain rod and use slip-joint pliers for holding the rod’s round part while unscrewing the end, then while using any cheap pliers you will find it is slipping and spoil the rod’s finish.
However, with any quality pliers, the grip will not slip, though some marks will be there but negligible and hardly can be noticed.
You can also go to any hardware store and compare any cheapest slip-joint pliers with an expensive one. The teeth or grooves on its jaws will be much sharper in expensive pliers than a cheaper one.
2. The hinge joint will be close tolerance
On any solid joint pliers, grab a handle and wiggle the joint. Any quality pliers in the joint may have no “wiggle”.
On any slip joint pliers, you will easily “slip” the joint and that will increase the capacity range of your pliers. While the joint of any quality slip-joint pliers it will be tight almost like any solid joint pliers. However, the joint must “slip” easily when you are going to move it intentionally.
In caseofany good-quality pliers, their handles will have a little knurled grip or a little cushion grip. You will find the knurling is a little rough, but not too sharp. In other words, its handles must properly fit in your hand.
In case they are not too comfortable, you will not like to use them. The cushion grips will be molded to the handle. You should not buy a plier where its cushion grips are slipping. They will normally slip off whenever you will try to use such pliers.