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Discussion in 'Workshop Tips and Secrets / Tools' started by vortilon, Dec 3, 2009.

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  1. Dec 3, 2009 #1

    vortilon

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    I know this is a shameful plug but we build these tools available from Aircraft Spruce. They really are handy. We can build these windshields for you also just send us a fuse profile template.
     

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    I've got NOproblems with shameful plugs (good for you, doing some marketing, and nice-looking stuff, BTW), but perhaps this would be better suited to the Supplier/Manufacturer Announcements section?

    Since everyone here pretty much lives by the "New Posts" button, it'll appear for them even though they might not normally visit that section.
     
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    Michael Scheetz

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    Just bought 9" wire twisting pliers and found varying prices (before S&H)

    At Wicks aircraft supply they are only $15.30
    Wicks Aircraft Supply

    At Aircraft Spruce they are $21.70
    ECONOMY SAFETY WIRE TWISTERS from Aircraft Spruce

    at Garrett Wade tools they were only $25.75
    Wire Twisting Pliers: Twist Pliers, Wire Pliers, Fencing & Gardening Pliers

    but are a whopping $85.99 at Sears tools online
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00999358000P?vName=Tools&keyword=twister

    I purchased mine at Garrett Wade as I was making another purchase anyway. (S&H covered I reasoned)

    Michael
    It pays to shop around.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2009 #4

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    Quite a bit difference in price(especially sears, WOW). Wonder if they are built by the same manufacturer. They all look the same.

    skeeter
     
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    I don't use safety wire pliers myself. They did not allow them in the engine overhaul shop. The reason is they put nicks on the wire and when you are safety wiring internal or external engine bolts no nicks were allowed on the wire for fear of failure.

    The standard was to take a pair of duckbill pliers sand and polish the jaws smooth and install R-2800 pushrods or steel tubing on the handles. They really are not much trouble once you get used to them. I will post a picture if anyone is interested
     

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