Where to get soft jaw pliers?

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  1. Oct 20, 2014 #1

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    Getting tired of using tape or cloth on my tools to service fine finished products. Soft jaw/non marking tools seem to be harder to find then I thought.

    Anyone got any contacts? Help is greatly appreciated
     
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    I don't use soft jaw tools but I do have a flat jaw stillson wrench I use for chrome finished things like Sloan flush valves and wall mount kitchen faucets.

    or strap wrench. Rigid with web belt sucks. rubber strap type works better but they break .
    I have used a strip of rubber gasket material with the Rigid Web strap


    search for smooth jaw stillson wrench

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    Home depo has no theet channel locks.
     
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    you talking about a spud wrench?

    southern pipe, fergusion enterprise, nolands,

    I have one i'll sell you, 20 bucks, but the shipping will eat you alive. think i paid fiffty for it.
    its a 14" ridgid, spud wrench. well traveled,

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    Also known as monkey wrench
     
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    different parts of the country call things by different names.

    I went to Colorado to work a job. The hands their kept talking about a piece of machinery that was called an excavator
    they way they talked, this thing was huge
    Not being one to look dumb, I just hide and watch.
    the day came for "the EXCAVATOR" to show up.
    in rolls a flat bed trailer with a TRACK HOE on the back of it! what a let down
     
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    I have spud wrenches. Im talking about slip joint pliers or channel locks with non marking jaws.

    What a bastard to find!
     
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    I found mine in the flea market
     
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    got a grinder? make em!!!!



    disclaimer: face shield,leather gloves, leather chaps, steel toe boots. safety glasses, hearing protection
    tuck in your shirt, no loose clothing, wear a rubber.
    make sure all cords have the proper color tape for the inspection month
    gfi plug,
    put the damn guard back on the grinder, I know you took it off
     
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    I use Ridgid spud wrenches and these slip joint pliers all the time.

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    C'mon boys....focus. I have spud wrenches and all that. I'm looking for soft jaws! Only place i can seem to find any is the UK :mad:
     
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    I even checked amazon and turned up nothing. Strange.

    Thanks a bunch!
     
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    No i can see your link. I meant that i searched amazon before and brought up nothing that you provided. That is exactly what im looking for!

    In other words, frodo is better at the internet than matt30 :D
     
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    all i did was type soft jaws. when ever i am looking for something on amazon.com
    i cant find it. but if i type just the name and not amazon.com it pops up at amazon.

    i dunno why?
     
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    could be the search engine you're using or not using
     
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    google chrome is what i use mostly

    or firefox
     
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    Homebase do soft jaw pliers
     
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    OK,,,slim, I have to admit, I am not the best when it comes to grammar and punctuation . but lord boy...

    did you just grunt out the sentence?

    homebase..."grunt" do soft Jaw ! pliers!! "grunt"


    just kidding man, :) I was bored so decided to stir the pot!!!!
     

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