Newest Review: ... Fox long nose pliers from hardware stores or online for around £9. ==Description== The pliers have rubber handles which of course is a s... more
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Fox Long Nose Pliers
Author Name: superness11
Fox Long Nose Pliers
Advantages: stainless steel hardwearing design
Disadvantages: none they are good quality
My boyfriend does 'most' of the DIY in our home but occasionally I will dabble and try my hand at things. If I need something doing I am more than happy to have a go. We recently sorted out the cellar and organised all our tools and bits and pieces. The Fox long nose pliers are one of the tools we own and we have had it for a number of years. We have another set of long nose pliers by Stanley but the fox ones are slightly lighter, longer and thinner in design and therefore the preferred pair.
==Price and availability==
You can buy the Fox long nose pliers from hardware stores or online for around £9.
The pliers have rubber handles which of course is a safety feature for when using the pliers for electrical maintenance (although I will not be using anything like this to go anywhere near anything electrical!) The handles are long and easily comfortable to fit into your hand. The pliers measure 7 inches long. They are made from stainless steel and are blackened to prevent them rusting. I thought that stainless steel will not rust anyway so unsure of why this is a selling point. The pliers have a side cutting edge for cutting wires and stripping back the plastic coating on wires. The pliers are sturdy and have serrated jaws all the way along to help them grip and have a tight fit, making them easy to control.
I have used the pliers to assist me in cleaning my gas fire. I used them to remove clips that are awkwardly located. I did not do any maintenance on the fire as I'm not qualified but every now and then the pilot light gets clogged with black bits that fall off the coal on top of the fire. I can tell it needs cleaning when the fire burns really yellow instead of blue and use these pliers to help me gain access; I could not reach it with normal pliers and can not exert enough pressure with my hands alone.
The pliers are perfect for adding charms to my bracelet. I know this is probably supposed to be a rufty tufty manly toy but the thin nose of the pliers means I can pull back the delicate rings on the bracelet and slide my charms on without causing any damage or having to take it to jewellers and have them perform this task.
I would imagine that there are plenty more uses for this little item and I can definitely see the benefit of having a set of pliers with a long nose.
A must have in the tool box!
Summary: A tool box essential
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