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Old 07-08-2018, 06:48 PM   #501
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Where I’m from everyone refers to any brand of that style pliers as Channellocks, kinda like we refer to any brand of adjustable wrench as a Crescent wrench.

Speaking of crescent wrenches, try the Channellock wide azz adjustable wrench. It has slim jaws and opens super wide.
Same on the channel locks.

Craftsman makes a pretty good 10" crescent wrench. I bought one because I could get fittings in there that I previously needed a 12" for. I dont think the 12" opens up as wide as a 15" though. The jaws are fairly slim as well compared to other wrenches i've had.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:31 PM   #502
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$4000 about what the two large residential, lots of TV commercials, yellow pages ads, plumbing/heating/ac, wrapped van outfits in my area would charge. Depending which "warranty " or "PM" package you opt for. One is union, the other is not. I wouldn't want either company in my grandmother's home.
Wow I was making a crazy number up! I don't know what the other companies charge here but I'm not joking I said 1500$ with a doubled lined 60 gallon, brass drain, plus pan, drain lines, new valve etc and I get laughed at.

Seriously I think the labor rate is less than 120$ for an installation, that's because people shop for black market. I can say for say 100% but all new houses since 1995 have rented water heaters installed. People seem to like to pay a fortune in renting and after 2.5 years they've paid the equivalent of a new heater! Doesn't matter they say when it fails all I have to do is call!
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I have never seen or heard about Wilde brand. Why shave off the teeth and not just buy a smooth jaw plier that was built for that application? I have a smooth channellock. I also have a smooth ridgid that is actually an angled pipewrench and it works super great on flushvalves and showerheads.
When I was shopping for smooth jaw pliers they were sold for a crazy amount(Available online only). So I shaved a pair where the teeth were worn. You can't get better than recycling and free!


I have purchased the 45 degree spud wrench when the price went down, still unused.

Lastly I have several pairs of Wide AZZ channel lock adjustable wrench. I've been using them for over a decade.
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I used Channellocks for over 30 years as a Plumber never no problem just when I used other brands, I used every size from the 6" up to the 460's and different styles, mostly the 412's nothing better for working under a sink or to tighten
water flex's on a water heater, the 460's great for tighten basket strainer nuts

I now use Channellocks like these for basket strainers and P-trap union. It works wonders! I have the small and large pair at all times when I go into a house.

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I now use Channellocks like these for basket strainers and P-trap union. It works wonders! I have the small and large pair at all times when I go into a house.

I had presently thought about getting that same tool for shower drains, basket strainer and 2" checkboxes but ended up just getting the bigger 480 channellock.

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Old 07-09-2018, 01:45 PM   #506
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No picture, but I just had one of those awesome service calls. Master and I had a pretty easy day. Replaced a dishwasher drain hose, looked at a commercial heater and reset a stool. Back to the shop by 11:30. We loaded the diesel on his flat bed, going to trade it for some classic car. (Mistake IMHO.)

Any way, we both got a call from an orthodontist that we take care of. Stool leaked. I ended up taking it as its about a mile and a half away from my house. Walked in tested good. $125 five minute job.

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I never seen channel lock make pump pliers?

This is what I've always used since I snapped my fingers with other types. These are what other guys use as well. I have the Wilde brand and also ridgid brand. I have 4 or 5 pairs. One pair of them I have shaved the teeth for chrome nuts


https://www.wildetool.com/product/10...lished-finish/

Never heard of Wilde, but have used Douglas for years. I also carry all sizes of channel locks. But the pump pliers just always felt right in my hands. I can slip it open or close with one hand easily.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:36 PM   #508
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Never heard of Wilde, but have used Douglas for years. I also carry all sizes of channel locks. But the pump pliers just always felt right in my hands. I can slip it open or close with one hand easily.
I say wilde but it may be another brand, I've had many from long ago so who knows. Many took the patent and copies abound.

I would like a yellow pair though. Although it may look dirty and stained in 20 minutes of use.
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I have never seen or heard about Wilde brand. Why shave off the teeth and not just buy a smooth jaw plier that was built for that application? I have a smooth channellock. I also have a smooth ridgid that is actually an angled pipewrench and it works super great on flushvalves and showerheads.


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Never seen one of those smooth ridgids they look nice. This is what I have


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I have heard good things about knipex but have not tried them. This is my smooth jaw channellock.



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How are those for tightening 1/2 and 3/4 IP valves and things like that?


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