Top Tools 2012: Milwaukee 6-in-1 Combination Pliers
Why carry six tools when you only need one? Save space in your tool belt with Milkwaukee's innovative combination pliers.
Why You’ll Love It: Save room in your tool belt with 6-in-1 pliers from Milwaukee Tools, which can cut and strip wire, cut bolts, ream pipe and make loops. The patent-pending locking thumb switch is easy to operate, and the spring-loaded open means you’re always ready to work.
The Full Scoop: You might think there isn’t any room for improvement on a pair of pliers, but you’d be mistaken! For proof, check out one of Milwaukee’s latest hand tools, the 6-in-1 Combination Pliers. In one tool, wire strippers (0-18 AWG solid wire), wire cutters, a loop maker and needle nose pliers are all integrated.
The reaming head can be used to smooth edges of metal pipe from one half to one inch in diameter, while the bolt cutters can trim #6 and #8 bolts to length. These pliers are a time-saver; whereas you would once need to grab three or more tools, now all you need are the combo 6-in-1 pliers.
A patent-pending one-handed locking mechanism keeps these pliers secure. And they work just as well for righties as for lefties. Forged in alloy steel, the pliers feature a rust-protection coating.
Find them at The Home Depot, Grainger, Ohio Power Tool and many other retailers. Expect to pay about $30 a pair.
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