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Save your money and look at other tools. This product is very cheaply made, the metal is like a pop can and has no strength to open the snap ring, it bent really easy and was useless. I bought another set made by Westward model WSW4YP48 . They look identical to the Irwin's, however the metal is much stronger and does not bend. Finally be warned although the product is sold by Amazon, the system will not allow a return. I reached out to Amazon and they refunded via chat message.
Did the job even though they were far too small for the snap ring I had to take out. 2005 Sportman 700 bearing retaining snap ring. Flimsy but cut the mustard.. needed the wife to use a flat head to help pop the ring out or the tool would repeatedly slip under tension. 4 stars for quality. 1 star for being flimsy and smal. Description should state how large the rings can be or the tool is capible of handing.
Das Tool wurde mir empfohlen. Bei dem günstigen Preis entstand kein Risiko. Die Lieferung aus den USA war eine Woche schneller als vorausgesagt. Beim Auspacken war ich über die Qualität überrascht. Die echte Überraschung kam dann aber beim Arbeiten an meiner Harley als ich den Snap-Ring ausbauen wollte. Der Einsatz sprang aus den Dornen heraus. Der Mechanismus hält größerem Druck nicht stand. Für Kleinigkeiten mag das Tool genügen, aber für Snap-Ringe, die Widerstand bieten, ist das Tool ungeeignet. Lieber das Geld sparen und gleich etwas „Richtiges“ kaufen.
Absolute trash product. Almost destroyed 2 circlips trying to get this to work. The attachments are so flimsy that they twist while you're trying to use them, which causes them to snap out of the holes in the ring, as well as slip off the tool itself, stripping the tool and the ring in the process. Stay well clear and save yourself time, money, and heartache. They've also rigged their return policy in such a way that it doesn't look like you can actually return this. Huge regret buying this.
I use snap ring pliers almost daily, and these don't fit the holes properly. They are far too tight to fit properly and the spring pin that holds the tips in place has too much play, so it gives to much freedom for the pliers (especially when you have to push so hard to get them into the holes). I'm not a big fan of these pliers.
Note that all the interchangeable heads on this set of pliers have .058 tips! I purchased this expressly to take off some circlets on a chair and the tips on all the heads were too large to fit in the snap-ring holes. I had to borrow a friend's set with multiple interchangeable tips and was able to successfully remove them with the .039 (black) tips. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR INTENDED USE FOR THESE! Since they are non-returnable, mine are basically paperweights and I will be purchasing another set with proper interchangeable tips. Live and learn...
I specifically bought these because of the brand name. I am very disappointed with them. I was thinking of requesting a refund from Amazon because they are so bad. If you put any pressure on them to get the ring off, the end piece falls off. It took me quite a few tries to get the ring off and I had to use a second hand to keep pressure on the ring.
borrowed a set before these showed up, the borrowed set were very hard to work with, so tried these ones what a difference, small little ring went on like a charm no issues, where i had nothing but trouble before, what a great buy.
I don't need these for much work but I have to say that the quality and value for money is amazing! If you need snap ring pliers whether you're a professional or just need them for home use, look no further. Get these and you'll be bequeathing them to your children and they to your grandchildren ad infinitum. I've seldom been more pleased with a purchase. Cheers!