The relationship that welders have with clamps is kind of funny. We love them when we need them, hate them when they take up space, and cuss them if they don’t work right. And god forbid you are in the middle of clamping up a project only to realize you have run out of the one kind of clamp that will work in that particular spot. Nothing is more aggravating than not being able to hold your work pieces in place while fitting and welding them. And sometimes the standard locking or clamping pliers that are in everyone’s toolbox just aren’t enough. I have what seems like a jillion different “Vice Grips” in my toolbox, but the truth is there are tons of styles I do not have but want. And there are some that I have needed and made out of other sets of pliers just so I could get one that will do what I want. Thankfully the selection of specialty pliers like this is going up and up all that time thanks to companies like Eastwood who are listening and always offering something new and useful.
In this video they show off a big selection of the clamping pliers you can get from Eastwood, and just how to use some of them. Remember, Eastwood tools all have great quality and great warranties so you know you are getting something that will last and do the job. Plus the place is run by a bunch of car guys so you know they know what’s up.
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