Handy Tool Kit Series – Vise Grip Locking Pliers

Lamar-Hunt-Jr.-Vise-Grip-Pliers-e1350874394227-300x221Vise grip locking pliers are a great invention for two reasons.  First, any wrench can slip on a bolt or other fastener due to moisture, stripped heads or simply a round head.  If the object to be turned has lubricant, WD 40 or oil on it, good luck turning it.  That is when a locking set of pliers comes in handy.  By tightening down the vise grip then squeezing the handle closed, this tool can turn the world, so long as you have the strength.  Which brings us to the second reason they work:  increased torque.  Let’s face it, as we age, we lose some strength.  These vise grip locking pliers allow for all the torque or turning strength to go directly to the fastener or object being turned.  There is almost no loss of power. Founder/Managing Partner Lamar Hunt Jr. has found another reason why he likes them.  When he finds a nail that has a bent head, these pliers lock in on the nail and pull it right out.  This can save the surface from becoming damaged when you using a steel hammer to bend the nail and try to take it out.  Really, the more you consider this tool for solving problems, the more you like it.  For hard to reach plumbing issues, these pliers grip and get the job done.  Put a pair of vise grip locking pliers in your handy tool kit.  For more real estate tips on this subject or other subjects, see our blog at  http://lorettoproperties.com/.  You can also call us at 913-236-2902 if you have a property to sell.