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Offline havinnoj

Snap Ring Pliers
« on: August 31, 2018, 01:36:47 PM »
Guys - what are you using for snap ring pliers?  The Proto ones I have are just barely up to the task (would like bigger tips and the overall "stretch" is just about maxed-out to get the brake stay snap ring on-and off). 

Offline The norm

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 01:57:32 PM »
I also have a proto set and there isn't a big enough pair in the case. So I found a set at a garage sale. I qill post a picture of them when I get back to the house.
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Online Tbone07

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 02:15:20 PM »
I use Channellock brand pliers
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Offline F-Red

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 02:17:35 PM »
These have serviced me well.



« Last Edit: August 31, 2018, 02:23:33 PM by F-Red »
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Online Tbone07

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 02:26:08 PM »
These have serviced me well.

Those are the ones. Bought em because they were Made in the USA and they have worked great
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Online 2Nubs

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 02:31:06 PM »
I like my channel loks personally

Bought some at Harbor Freight in a pinch one time. Used them in the parking lot and nearly lost an eye when they broke lol.
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Online hickwheeler

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 02:45:29 PM »
I have a big set a bought off the Mac truck. Works good for the brake stay snap ring. But that is about has small as it will go
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Offline havinnoj

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 04:35:18 PM »
Thanks guys.  Anyone know what "tip" size we need?   I checked the manual and doesn't specifically list it.  Or if the referenced Channel Lock set has big enough "tips" then that's cool too.

Offline jcs003

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 06:02:45 PM »
these are what i got for the snap ring for the brake stay:  https://www.amazon.com/Yescom-Professional-External-Internal-Straight/dp/B01M1EGFHX/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1535752864&sr=8-20&keywords=snap+ring+pliers

it is a tight fit in the holes but makes it easy work despite that.

Offline Skeans1

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2018, 09:59:36 PM »
Look around for a set of ratcheting snap ring pilers with a full set of tips well worth the money

Offline broken1

Re: Snap Ring Pliers
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2018, 12:08:23 PM »
These are what I use for the brake stay snap-ring & axle lock ring: https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/SER2534
« Last Edit: September 02, 2018, 12:10:17 PM by broken1 »
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