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 Post subject: Non-metallic pliers
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 6:39 pm 
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Last week I was looking for an intermittent connection in a piece of tube gear. I was using needle nose pliers to wiggle the wires and components but got tired of the snaps and buzzes I heard at the output, and was afraid of shorting something or getting zapped. I wondered if somebody made insulated or non-metallic pliers, and sure enough they do. I'm glad to have this item in my toolbox now.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DE ... UTF8&psc=1

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 Post subject: Re: Non-metallic pliers
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 9:24 pm 
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Plastic hemostats are also handy sometimes. I have metal ones, but have also had this particular plastic version in my tool drawer for many years, and have not experienced the problems noted in negative reviews (maybe they changed the design later?): https://www.amazon.com/Plastistat-Plast ... op?ie=UTF8


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 Post subject: Re: Non-metallic pliers
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 9:44 pm 
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There's also the VoltClaw:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Multi-Gauge ... cale=en-US

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Voltclaw-12 ... cale=en-US


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 Post subject: Re: Non-metallic pliers
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 11:15 pm 
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David Kulka wrote:
Last week I was looking for an intermittent connection in a piece of tube gear. I was using needle nose pliers to wiggle the wires and components but got tired of the snaps and buzzes I heard at the output, and was afraid of shorting something or getting zapped. I wondered if somebody made insulated or non-metallic pliers, and sure enough they do. I'm glad to have this item in my toolbox now.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DE ... UTF8&psc=1

You just cost me $30, David! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Non-metallic pliers
PostPosted: Nov Sun 29, 2020 6:29 pm 
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WoodchuckTN wrote:
David Kulka wrote:
Last week I was looking for an intermittent connection in a piece of tube gear. I was using needle nose pliers to wiggle the wires and components but got tired of the snaps and buzzes I heard at the output, and was afraid of shorting something or getting zapped. I wondered if somebody made insulated or non-metallic pliers, and sure enough they do. I'm glad to have this item in my toolbox now.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DE ... UTF8&psc=1

You just cost me $30, David! :D


Sorry for the shock to your wallet, but maybe I saved you from a more annoying electrical shock. :)

And the tool seems well made, if that's any consolation.

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 Post subject: Re: Non-metallic pliers
PostPosted: Nov Sun 29, 2020 6:37 pm 
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When needed I just heat shrink coverings on hemostats or needle nose pliers, sometimes two coats just to be sure.
The $30 pliers sure do look interesting.

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