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S10xGN 07-06-2012 09:11 AM

Trans tool, lock ring pliers?
 
Hi All,

I managed to break a good set of snap ring pliers trying to remove a lock ring from a T-5 main shaft. Would be a better option?

Russ

S10xGN 07-07-2012 08:50 AM

Went ahead and ordered it, will post back with results later...

Russ

TexasT 08-05-2012 05:51 AM

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/q...IMAG0498-1.jpg
I bought these a while back. I used them in my transfer case odyssey. They were ok. I am saving for some nicer snap on or matco ones. The one you posted looks pretty nice for the money. I'll probably order a set next time I place an amazon order as they are pretty inexpensive.

The problem I have with cheap pliers of any kind is the softness of the metal at the pivot. With a ball pien and a sturdy surface it can be adjusted but It is a hassle.

S10xGN 08-05-2012 10:33 AM

I'd forgotten about this, so thanks for the reminder. The tool is rugged and works great! I'd recommend it to anyone.

Russ

AutoGear 08-06-2012 07:43 AM

We use some pretty huge snaprings in some of our products. The only ones we had in the shop were the pliers you posted Russ; and they work great. Only thing we don't like is that you can't replace the tips and they're kinda small. When we came out with our modular countershaft design; we needed a safer, stronger set of pliers, with more leverage. So we use these for the big'uns.
Retaining Ring Pliers by PROTO - Retaining and Lock Ring Pliers by Zoro Tools Industrial Supplies

Anyone who installs a lot of snaprings, or gets fatigued easy, should think about it.


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