Locking pliers allow holding a car part during soldering, welding, fitting and assembly work. It is placed between the working elements and is secured by pressing the handles.
Locking pliers: 6 important facts
- Most often, these tools are made of steel: carbon steel, alloy steel with vanadium, chromium, molybdenum. In order to increase resistance to corrosion, they are usually covered with a special coating.
- If you’re going to buy locking pliers, pay your attention to the shape of their working elements. For example, they can be curved, i.e. suitable for holding various cylindrical objects, including small tubes. For car parts located in hard-to-reach places, you’re going to need a device with long jaws. U-shaped tools are convenient to use when working with a component of complex shape. In the catalogues, you might come across T-shaped locking sheet metal tools. The force applied to the handle of these tools is less, which has a positive effect on the lifespan of the device.
- You shouldn’t use the equipment for unintended purposes. For example, it is not recommended to use them for picking up and carrying objects.
- You should occasionally examine the tool. If it is broken, it can’t be used.
- Choose a dry place for storing these tools. In particular, you can keep them in a special toolbox with a lid.
- Regular lubrication helps to decrease the risk of moving parts getting stuck.
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