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    Plier bites

    How many times do you have to get a plier bite before you throw them out into the woods to be returned to nature? Both cases were pretty much the same, after patching up some flat garden cart tires on two different days while bending the cotter pin back around the large needle nose pliers slipped and chomp. First time(the finger) I figured it was just me, the second really was a good bite and I may have used a few inappropriate words. This is the same reason I don’t own any Gerber multi tools they do the same to me.

    Of course like a dope I cleaned them up and put them back in the toolbox…

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    They do that on purpose too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metricmonkeywrench View Post

    Of course like a dope I cleaned them up and put them back in the toolbox…

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    Next time is your own fault. So don't complain when they do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metricmonkeywrench View Post
    How many times do you have to get a plier bite before you throw them out into the woods to be returned to nature? Both cases were pretty much the same, after patching up some flat garden cart tires on two different days while bending the cotter pin back around the large needle nose pliers slipped and chomp. First time(the finger) I figured it was just me, the second really was a good bite and I may have used a few inappropriate words. This is the same reason I don’t own any Gerber multi tools they do the same to me.

    Of course like a dope I cleaned them up and put them back in the toolbox…

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    NEVER use needle nose pliers to bend a cotter key over. Starting out in the late 70”s as an auto mechanic one day I had repacked front wheel bearing and, as usual..was using my needle nose pliers to bend it over……..when the pliers slipped……and those things stuck the pointy end directly between my eyes on my forehead.

    Please, use side cuts for that job, and inch or so down and I would probably been blind in one eye for life….

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    Don't use regular pliers to put the brake spring over the stud. I did that once, and the pliers bit me hard on my right eyebrow.

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    You can never trust a pair of sneaky pliers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    They do that on purpose too.
    Yep. There are a few people that tools just don't seem to like.

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    Ever do that with a Vise-Grip and you can't get the d***** thing to unlock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodman14 View Post
    Ever do that with a Vise-Grip and you can't get the d***** thing to unlock?
    Yes indeed I have ! I had a old pair without the unlocking lever and they would do that often if not careful!!!!!

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    Yep, best thing for cotter pins and similar is a relatively dull pair of side cutters. Won't bite through the soft pin and most likely will leave your hide intact. But I don't like slip joint, they will slip easy. Should toss a few. But it is more me using where I shouldn't.

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    My main concern whenever I get plier bites is if I have remembered to keep the pliers up to date on their Rabies shot . . . .

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    My Star Sizer bit me a couple weeks ago, left a 1" blood blister on the side of my hand. Between Old Man Skin and having to pay attention every damn minute, it's a dangerous world out there.
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    Even worse, perhaps, is the bite you get from a pop rivet gun. Every time.

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    Naw..Exacto razors are the devil, They are trained to cut to the bone! You lose the ability to cuss after a slip and cut.
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    Ratcheting connector crimpers... get a flap of skin in there and the only thing you can do on one pair I have is keep going until it releases... my newer crimpers for other connectors have a release lever...

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    Got bit several times now use a flat tip screwdriver. Bend apart with the tip then flatten out as needed
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    Seem most of these tool attacks are as gram pap said boy be smarter than the tool!

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    A day without a plier's bite is like a day without sunshine!

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    Along the same lines, I was nailing down tin roof. You would not believe the distance you can get with a 16 oz Estwing from the comb of the house, especially down hill with some choice language sent along with it.

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    As the new kid on the crew, I used a 28-ounce Mason's hammer for a short while in construction, buttoning up tie-beams and columns in masonry with cut nails through 3/4" plywood form boards prior to pouring concrete. After mashing my thumb, first, and 2nd fingers, the crew chief had enough.

    At the beginning of the pre-dawn pour my hammer went missing. I used a borrowed hammer to repair blow-outs. Mid-morning, the crew chief told me to look for my hammer on top of the SW corner tie beam. Yes Sir. There it was, just the butt of the rubberized blue handle sticking out of a freshly hardened concrete pour.

    "Go get a 16-oz. Carpenter's hammer at the hardware store RIGHT NOW, or don't come back", I was told. It almost brought a tear to my eye - those experienced construction guys looking out for me - just not as fast as that Mason's hammer.
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