Adam Savage’s Favorite Tools: 3 Essential Pliers!

Today’s tool tips are a three-in-one: Adam recommends three sets of pliers that perform unique tasks for grabbing, gripping, and manipulating materials for shop work. There’s soft-jaw pliers that are great for holding on to delicate parts without marring them, jeweler’s pliers that are amazing for bending coat-hanger wire, and screw pliers that are essentially a handheld small parts vise. Make sure they’re part of your plier collection!

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  1. I enjoyed the pliers bit, but my brain got stuck on “coathanger wire”. There are times I go looking for a coathanger because that wire is exactly what is needed. I have to hunt for the full hangers, not the ones with the cardboard bottom piece that’s just a tease and doesn’t have the same long straight stretch of wire.
    Now I’m off to go see where I can get some straight pieces of coathanger wire. I’m sure I could get some wire if I knew the composition, hardness and ductility of standard coathanger wire, but I don’t.

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