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Saturday, February 7, 2015

IRWIN Tools VISE-GRIP Pliers, Long Nose Ergonomic Multi Plier, 8-inch (1902419)

I think with a lot of use this angled head might be of value.  I know that the straight head needle nose can be laborious if you are working in an electric box particularly when balancing on a ladder. 

My first thought on the lanyard was not positive but then I pondered the number of times I have dropped tools and had to get down from where ever it was I was standing and get them and I revised my opinion. 

The wire cutters and pliers aspect worked fine.  I found the angled head a bit cumbersome but I suspect with use it would become very valuable.

I wasn't thrilled with the wire stripping. Again I think it was centered on the angled head and it was a different wrist movement to strip the wire.   I would think with practice it would probably be fine. 

The quality of the tool seems top notch.  Considering the price I suspect that the most frequent buyer will be someone who must use a tool such as this on a daily basis as it is pretty pricey for the DIY crowd at $55.00 on Amazon. 

From the Vendor:
62-degree angled head provides a more natural feel and reduced wrist strain. Includes wire stripper, wire crimper and spanner.
Induction-hardened cutting edges cut the toughest materials. Coated for superior rust resistance.
The handles feature a 3-component molded grip contoured for optimal cushion and control, allowing the user to make more cuts comfortably.
The exclusive hook and lanyard system lets you attach pliers to help prevent accidental drops and provide easy retrieval from pouches or pockets.

Made in Germany. Backed by the IRWIN lifetime guarantee.

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