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At first glance these pliers look like they were mangled in a tragic farming accident, but they’re that way on purpose.  They’re offset handle pliers, and they’re pretty damn handy.

For instance working on the Yukon project I managed to drop a bolt down into the exhaust “y” pipe.  Luckily it didn’t go too far down, but the trick was getting it without pushing it further down the pipe.  That’s where the offset pliers would have come in handy. 

The skinny front end is thin and long enough to get into hard to reach places, and the bent handles allow control and the ability to get a grip on things.  They’re sweet to have around the shop, as there’s no telling when you’ll wind up needing a pair.

Street prcing starts at $21.

Offset Pliers [Astrotools]
Street Pricing [Froogle]


4 Responses to Finds: Offset Handle Pliers

  1. SuperJdynamite says:

    They look like they came out of Salvador Dali’s toolbox.

  2. MikeSac says:

    Actually, that middle one looks *exactly* like the tool a surgeon once used to remove a bump from the roof of my mouth.
    These would all look pretty awesome in a holster-type toolbelt.

  3. Eli says:

    So how did you get the bolt out?

  4. Marilyn says:

    Where the heck do I buy them?! I can’t find a link to get to them.

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