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Old 06-23-2021, 02:21 PM
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I can attest to the fact that the HF safety wire pliers are very durable. After throwing both (yes, I went back and bought another) against my hangar wall, they continued to operate (?) the same. They now reside in a trash dump somewhere I am living happily with my Milbar set.
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Old 06-23-2021, 02:37 PM
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I bought a Milbar for a mechanic at work. Just yesterday I needed to use them and was a thinking how I much prefer the one I got from ACS.
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I have both sizes from ACS and ground and polished the clunky jaws for better access. They work just fine although it would be nice sometimes to have reversing...
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Old 06-23-2021, 11:37 PM
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I was about to order some Milbar ones at my last condition inspection. Couldn’t decide on the size. Spruce has several models listed. I have some cheap ones from spruce. Better than HF, but not perfect.
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Old 06-24-2021, 12:37 AM
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After using HF for 5 years, I purchased the small reversible Milbar...... and they are GREAT!
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:43 AM
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Milbars are very good -- but Robinsons's were/ are better -- jaw grip architecture is superior.
IF you can find some outside some-old-guy's-toolbox.
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Old 06-24-2021, 05:44 AM
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Bought the 6" milbar a few years ago and I'm very happy with them. Never used anything else so I can't compare but it sounds like I avoided a lot of frustration by following the pack.
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I think I have found the only single working HF plier out of Shanghai.
No. There are two. Mine work well.
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Old 06-24-2021, 08:38 AM
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I've never really paid attention as to which brand my two pliers where. I've had for the last 30 years.
But, I can tell you I grab the smaller set all the time, Because, they just seem work better.
This blog got me to thinking, what do I have. Went and looked.
The smaller set is "Milbar" and the larger set is no name.
My brain and hands knew the better set and I was really unaware what or why
Buy a good set and you'll thank yourself.
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