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Vice Grip Tools 10118

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Vice Grip Tools
« on: November 15, 2009, 09:01:26 PM »
Yesterday i went to a gun show and found two Vice Grip tools for sale. A 6LC Toolbox that came with a sheath and a ST6 multi tool. I ended up buying both.



The ST6 did not have toolbox on the handle it has Schrade USA. The tools are also different than my 5WR and 6LG Toolbox tools.
It has:

Knife blade
Wood saw
Philip screw driver
Bottle opener
Slotted screwdriver/Scraper
Small slotted screwdriver/Chisel





Mike

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Mike
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 10:16:37 PM »
Someday I would like to find a new one.

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2009, 10:45:17 PM »
Very nice!   :cheers:

On a related note, I recently bought some auto-locking vise grips and they are fantastic.

You can just grab things directly. No need to adjust the jaw width first.  :tu:

Mine are a little different, but here is a pic:




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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2009, 11:33:19 PM »
Great pick ups Mike  8) 8).
I think you basically have them all now  :tu: :tu:


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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 03:06:11 AM »
The ST6 is quite hard to find. I'm not sure if ebay is still selling those.

I love vice-grips!


My favorite:
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 03:55:20 AM »
I also like Vice Grips i use them all the time. I always wanted a pair Lock Jaw pliers. I have the craftsmen self adjusting pliers and i like them. max6166 pliers also look interesting. I think it would be cool if Schade would make 4WR Toolbox.



« Last Edit: November 16, 2009, 04:12:30 AM by Mike 56 »

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Mike
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 07:39:39 AM »
Nice tools you got there, Mike! :tu:
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 02:25:16 AM »
I really like the visegrip multi line
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2009, 05:17:26 PM »
Nice grab Mike 56! :tu:  By the way, there is some blabbering about the Schrade ST6 here on the Multitool Encyclopedia: https://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=ST6+Tough+Grip

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009, 05:46:45 PM »
Thanks  for the link. I guess mine is a ST6H. I paid 50.00 for the pair and they came with one sheath. They are both in like new condition. I have had a eye out for both of them for a while now. I am a happy camper.
Mike

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Mike
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2009, 11:15:44 PM »
Thanks  for the link. I guess mine is a ST6H. I paid 50.00 for the pair and they came with one sheath. They are both in like new condition. I have had a eye out for both of them for a while now. I am a happy camper.
Mike

That's a good price for the pair. Congrats, they are getting rather difficult to find. :tu:

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2009, 09:18:09 AM »

My favorite:
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Does anyone know if another company makes something comparable?

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2009, 07:48:44 PM »
The Craftsmen pliers i have posted above are self locking. I think the Lock Jaw pliers are nicer a long time ago i saw them at Sears and i believe you can still find them on EBay and Amazon.
Mike

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Mike
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2009, 08:28:40 PM »

My favorite:
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Does anyone know if another company makes something comparable?

I don't know if this will help, but mine look completely identical to the Lockjaw pliers but are sold under the Benchmark name at Home Hardware stores here in Canada.

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2009, 08:39:39 PM »
I was looking at yours and they look interesting. I have not seen them here in the states they look almost like regular Vice Grips except they are self locking. Do you have to open the jaws all the way frist to get them to self adjust like the Craftsmen.
Mike

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2009, 09:17:39 PM »
I was looking at yours and they look interesting. I have not seen them here in the states they look almost like regular Vice Grips except they are self locking. Do you have to open the jaws all the way frist to get them to self adjust like the Craftsmen.
Mike

No special actions are required. You can just release the lock and directly grab an object.

They open fully automatically when they are released, and clamp down as you squeeze the handles.

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2009, 05:38:25 AM »

My favorite:
(Image removed from quote.)

Does anyone know if another company makes something comparable?

I don't know if this will help, but mine look completely identical to the Lockjaw pliers but are sold under the Benchmark name at Home Hardware stores here in Canada.


Is it made or assembled in Canada?

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2009, 10:41:16 AM »




AL, I'm not too sure if this tool is purely made in the US, but it has US patents imprinted on the handles. It could have been fabricated or assembled in China.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2009, 10:46:23 AM by Teofilo »
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2009, 04:31:43 PM »
I think some earlier ones were made in the USA but the newer ones are Chinese.

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2009, 07:37:04 PM »
I think the Benchmark Auto-Lock pliers are just rebranded Lockjaws. They look exactly the same and reference the same patent number on the handle.

I can't find any "Made in" markings though.

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2009, 08:50:29 PM »
I think the Benchmark Auto-Lock pliers are just rebranded Lockjaws. They look exactly the same and reference the same patent number on the handle.

I can't find any "Made in" markings though.

I was thinking the same thing.

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2013, 07:13:42 PM »
The ST6 is quite hard to find. I'm not sure if ebay is still selling those.

I love vice-grips!
(Image removed from quote.)

My favorite:
(Image removed from quote.)

Was in the local hardware store recently looking at the "Self-adjusting locking pliers in the bottom pic.
I was a bit turned off by the apparently plastic parts that are between the handles that regulate the tension. Are those parts in fact very durable?
Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but experience can only be gleaned after time has passed  :)

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2013, 07:17:05 PM »
Ugh, plastic parts on a locking plier? I'd steer clear of that one Neill :P

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Re: Vice Grip Tools
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2013, 02:01:59 PM »

My favorite:
(Image removed from quote.)

Was in the local hardware store recently looking at the "Self-adjusting locking pliers in the bottom pic.
I was a bit turned off by the apparently plastic parts that are between the handles that regulate the tension. Are those parts in fact very durable?
Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but experience can only be gleaned after time has passed  :)
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Plastic in a locking plier? :) Its's pure metal, brother, it's just colored black. It's almost 4 years since I bought this 'Lockjaw' brand and I've done a lot of light to medium kind of works with this locking pliers, and it's still intact. :tu:

I bought the 10" when Irwin and Stanley locking pliers went on sale here.



 

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