I am attending the Sonex workshop this October. In their list of tools to bring they mention fluting pliers. So, I begin to look on the net for a pair. My God, almost $40.00 for a pair of vice grips with pins welded on. So guess what, out to the garage I go and in ten minutes I welded up my own using an old pair of V grips I had lying around and some 3/16ths steel pin. Somebody told me I probably could borrow a pair from somebody while there which I could I guess. I'd rather somebody see mine and say "hey did you make them?". Yes sir and it didn't cost me an arm and a leg. No offense but some of those tool specialty outfits are ripping people off. And its not just in the aircraft industry. I've seen the same thing in the automotive tool catalogs. I'll always make my own tool if I can save a buck. This thing will get used once or twice then get tossed into the back of the drawer never to see the light of day again anyway, so why spend tons of cash that you don't have to. Thanks for listening to my little rant.