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Water Pump Pliers(12pieces)

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Water pump pliers, also known as tongue-and-groove pliers or slip-joint pliers, are a type of adjustable pliers designed for gripping and turning various objects. They are characterized by their long handles and an adjustable pivot point that allows the jaws to be opened to different widths. The jaws typically have serrated surfaces or grooves that provide a secure grip on objects of various sizes.

Water pump pliers are versatile tools commonly used in plumbing, automotive maintenance, and other applications where a strong and adjustable gripping tool is needed. They are especially useful for gripping and turning pipes, nuts, bolts, and other irregularly shaped objects. The design of water pump pliers allows them to adapt to different sizes of objects, making them a practical and handy tool for a variety of tasks.

1. Drop forged from carbon steel #45
2. Heat treated & Chrome plated
3. Bi-color dipped handle
4. Packed by blister card

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Water Pump Pliers Uses

  1. Plumbing Work:
    • Tightening or loosening pipe fittings.
    • Gripping and turning plumbing nuts and bolts.
    • Adjusting or securing hose clamps.
  2. Automotive Repairs:
    • Turning and holding nuts and bolts in automotive systems.
    • Manipulating hose clamps in engine compartments.
    • Gripping and turning various components during repairs.
  3. General Maintenance and Repairs:
    • Handling and turning irregularly shaped objects.
    • Securing and loosening fasteners in household appliances.
    • General gripping and turning tasks in maintenance work.
  4. Construction Projects:
    • Adjusting and tightening nuts and bolts in construction work.
    • Gripping and turning components during installations.
    • Handling various materials with irregular shapes.
  5. DIY Projects:
    • Useful for a variety of tasks around the house or workshop.
    • Adjusting or securing parts during DIY repairs.
    • Assisting in tasks where a strong and adjustable grip is required.
  6. Electrical Work:
    • Holding and turning electrical conduit fittings.
    • Gripping and securing cable connectors.
    • Adjusting nuts and bolts in electrical panels.
  7. Pipelayer and Welding:
    • Handling pipes and fittings during welding.
    • Gripping and turning threaded pipe sections.
    • Adjusting and securing components in pipe installations.
  8. Emergency Repairs:
    • As a versatile tool, water pump pliers can be handy for emergency repairs in various situations.
    • They can be used when a specific wrench or tool is not available.
SKU: AHS75132 Categories: ,

Size

8″,10″,12″

Safety Precautions

  1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Use safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from any potential debris or particles that may be dislodged during use.
  2. Inspect the Pliers:
    • Before using, inspect the water pump pliers for any damage, wear, or defects. Make sure the adjustment mechanism is working properly.
  3. Select the Right Size:
    • Choose water pump pliers that are appropriate for the size of the task. Using oversized or undersized pliers may lead to inefficient use and potential safety hazards.
  4. Use Correct Technique:
    • Ensure that you are using the pliers for their intended purpose and applying force in the correct direction. Incorrect use may lead to slippage or loss of control.
  5. Secure Your Grip:
    • Maintain a firm and secure grip on the handles. Wet or oily hands can reduce grip, so make sure your hands are dry when using the pliers.
  6. Adjust Properly:
    • Adjust the jaws of the pliers to the appropriate size for the object you are gripping. Overextending the jaws may reduce effectiveness and lead to slipping.
  7. Avoid Overexertion:
    • Use proper body mechanics and avoid excessive force. If a task requires too much force, consider using a larger tool or a different method.
  8. Stay Clear of Moving Parts:
    • Keep your hands and other body parts clear of the moving parts of the pliers to avoid pinching or crushing injuries.
  9. Store Safely:
    • When not in use, store water pump pliers in a designated tool storage area. Avoid leaving them in places where they may fall and cause injury.
  10. Follow Manufacturer’s Guidelines:
    • Adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for the specific model of water pump pliers you are using.
  11. Do Not Use as a Hammer:
    • Avoid using the pliers as a makeshift hammer. This can damage the tool and compromise its effectiveness.
  12. Be Mindful of Surroundings:
    • Consider your surroundings, and be aware of other people in the vicinity when using the pliers. Communicate with others to prevent accidental collisions.

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  1. Lawrence

    Excellent performance.

    Lawrence