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Discussion in 'Plumbing Tools' started by helpsy, Nov 21, 2017.
Discuss soft jaw grips/similar in the Plumbing Tools area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.
Where is the best place to get a decent pair of soft jaw grips please?
Never seen them in my local parts centre or City’s a plumbing mate. (Sorry) I’m sure @ShaunCorbs will pop Along shortly with a link for a supplier.
Online - £40 for Knipex or £8 for Silverline
screwfix, toolstation or any other tool store should have those.
I'd buy online knipex.
I've not seen them in the usual outlets, Clarke do some if there's a Machine Mart near you.
Clarke CHT266 10" Soft Jaw Waterpump Pliers - Machine Mart - Machine Mart
Depends what your going to be using them for, if your only going to be using them on spanner flats / nuts then go for the knipex pliers wrench
If your going to be using / wanting the grip function then go with the soft jaw ones but they won't grip like normal grips
Also I wouldn't go with anything else other than knipex I've got a set 10+ years and there still going strong
Knipex 86 03 300 Pliers Wrench Adjustable Spanner 300mm | eBay
Knipex 81 11 250 Soft Jaw Plastic Traps Tube Fittings Connector Gripping Pliers | eBay
I agree the Knipex parallel jaw wrench is superb.
It is all you need for on most chrome nuts and nothing beats it for removing tap works.
Screwfix don't do them.
For chrome nuts and shower items that are round
It will have to be the more rounded shaped soft grips then. I suppose you could have that and a Knipex parallel jaw wrench.
Plumb center were once doing the Knipex parallel wrench at good price, that was posted about on here. Otherwise shop around or try online to avoid high cost.
Note that the Knipex is made in various sizes. I have the 250mm I think, and it has max opening of jaws of 2 and a 1/4"
Monument do a soft jaw
Monument 270mm Soft Jaw Wonder Plier with Spare Jaw 2028U for Delicate Objects | eBay
It depends which ones. Knipex you won't get there
I didn't see any in their catalogue...that's not to say there isn't though
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