One of my readers made comment about the pliers which I used to hold the domes of 2mm copper rivets while I threaded them.
The pliers are worthy of comment, so I decided to say a bit more about them, and also some other pliers which are often used when I am working with tiny fasteners.
These are the pliers which started this line.
Finally, the most expensive tiny pliers which I own……and probably the best…
All of the above tools, and many others in my workshop, were purchased over many years at Qualitool Tools, 77a Mercer St, Geelong 3220. tel 035221 8915. David, the proprietor/owner is incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic about tools, and was a supplier to the aircraft industry, and also to auto mechanics. He stocks only good quality tools. I often pop in there to ask “what is new?”, and invariably he will demonstrate some fabulously useful (read “expensive”) tool which I cannot continue to live without buying. If you are in Geelong, you should visit for a wander around Qualitools. David has no idea that I have given him this rap. Nor do I have any pecuniary interest in his business, except that I hope that it continues. I am happy to support it.
that post was expensive for me!
Ah. I have some influence…. (but you will not regret the purchase)
Great review John. I will go on line soon and spend a whole lot no doubt
Hmm Seems I need to go visit since trying to hold 2mm E or C clips depending on what you call em.
Attempting to get 2mm clips over the rod and into the groove meant three of them flew off into the swarf. Oh! one appeared today on some (familiar blue) towel so now only lost two to the swarf goblins.