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  1. helpsy

    helpsy Plumber

    Where is the best place to get a decent pair of soft jaw grips please?
     
  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Never seen them in my local parts centre or City’s a plumbing mate. (Sorry) I’m sure @ShaunCorbs@ShaunCorbs will pop Along shortly with a link for a supplier.:p:p
     
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  3. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

    Online - £40 for Knipex or £8 for Silverline
     
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  4. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Hi,
    screwfix, toolstation or any other tool store should have those.

    I'd buy online knipex.
     
  5. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

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  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    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
     
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  7. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    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.
     
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  8. helpsy

    helpsy Plumber

    Screwfix don't do them.
     
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  9. helpsy

    helpsy Plumber

    For chrome nuts and shower items that are round
     
  10. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    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"
     
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  11. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

  12. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    It depends which ones. Knipex you won't get there
     
  13. helpsy

    helpsy Plumber

    I didn't see any in their catalogue...that's not to say there isn't though
     
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