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# 248232 15-Mar-2019 17:41
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These are something I wish I'd know about years ago, Japanese-made PZ-59 pliers designed for (among other things) screw removal:

 

 

They've also got some other nice design features, but the main attraction for me was their ability to deal with seized-up screws. They're also massively solidly made, my various generic pliers feel like toys in comparison. Available from various eBay sellers for around $40.

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  # 2200143 17-Mar-2019 11:49
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That's interesting! I just got finished removing some screws without heads and nails with vice grips.

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  # 2200167 17-Mar-2019 12:24
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Very interesting pliers.

 

I usually use side cutters, but I think these pliers would be much better.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2200347 17-Mar-2019 19:13
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Just as an additional note, these are sold in the US under the name Vampliers, at a huge markup. You can find a pile of reviews of them under that name on Youtube showing them in action.

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  # 2200357 17-Mar-2019 19:20
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Yep picked up a pair of these when I was in Osaka: http://www.engineer.jp/en/products/pz55_56e.html

 

 


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  # 2200376 17-Mar-2019 19:48
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Going to Japan would be bad for me, I'd exceed my max luggage allowance with all the neat tools you can only get over there. Why is it that no-one else on earth seems to be able to make good flush-cut razor saws, for example? You can get them here but you're paying a premium for it...

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  # 2200386 17-Mar-2019 20:00
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neb: Going to Japan would be bad for me, I'd exceed my max luggage allowance with all the neat tools you can only get over there.

 

No doubt. Also got a couple nice little torque drivers over there among other things: https://www.tohnichi.com/products/adjustable-torque-screwdriver-RTD.htm

 

 


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  # 2200570 18-Mar-2019 09:26
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I bought 1 of those a year ago , they have a few sizes to choose from.
They are very nice , you are getting what you pay for...as they arnt cheap :-)

 

Ive used them once (screw extraction) .


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