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Old 04-30-2011, 11:37 AM
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Love the sound. Music to my ears. When I needed silent stealth I put my hand over the tool belt and calmed the clanking. Never knew why my back would hurt or my left leg would go numb until after 10 years of not wearing one sided tool belts. After I switched to shoulder support straps it never bothered me again.
Dupree is like me; carry only what you need. Fairmont has a tighter turning radius because of the thinner nose.
Hope you like your new pair Marc; On sale at that place less than $30 now. Gonna order another pair just in case they stop making these one day along with a bunch of Klenk Shears and Aviations and some other tools. It would force me out of the trade if they did. I can't love going to work without my Fairmonts.
I give away an old pair a year usually at Xmas to apprentices other tools too. Still looks good as new and they can use them.
Looking for work now since I came back from overseas nada ting.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:07 PM
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na na na.. i dont wear a tool belt.. only when i used to do metal roofing.. but that was back in Nam!

i usualy just drag around a grinder,cordless drill and a welder..
Although i do have a scott air pack(scba bottle pack) that i put my argon bottle in when up on ladder.. freaks people out to see your welding rig as your back pack!!

i do have a few sets of tongs @ the shop..
general tool duckbill type.. chinese duckbill type and quite a few visegrip ones in various stages of modification of the dill width..
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:10 AM
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Useful from SMWLOCAL24 post that led me to www.tinnerstools.com They have all the best and most highest quality tools at the best prices. Even beat Amazon prices. Bought $300 worth of Fairmont tongs, great price, Klenk offsets, Midwest offsets (don't like those), new R.W. #5 punch kit, Klenk large bench shears (really good), crescent lock pliers, Everhard cutting knives, some scribes and a lot of other stuff.
I love it when you find a company that specializes in high quality forged and heat treated hand tools that are meant to last a lifetime, not junk that you have to replace all the time. I will use them from now on. I used to have a hard time buying certain hard to find items. Their prices are unbelievable. I think I will stick with Klenks. Did not know they were that good. Also made by Everhard. They make the Fairmonts too. Totally satisfied with Tinnerstools.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:11 AM
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I have received my fairmonts scriber, they are real nice and heavy. They are worth there salt.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:01 AM
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Great deal!!! I bought a few hundred dolars worth of stuff from www.tinnerstools.com from the poster who mentioned them. Their prices were very inexpensive and free shipping. I also got a few freebies and a hat and t shirt. Haha. Nice company. Fairmonts with handle grips for only $28. Got some Klenk shears, snips, many other things.
Glad you like yours. It will smash hems nicely. Last you forever.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:34 AM
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I have always used the Gray brand of folding pliers, probably because that is what has always been stocked in our area.
They are two piece forged steel, with a riveted pivot pin. Very tough.
Will post a pic soon.
Tried the Malcos a few times, they always felt awkward to me.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:46 AM
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Here is a picture of the folding pliers/tongs that I prefer.
They are made by Gray, and are model 535
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:07 AM
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I haven't found any I prefer over the angled Malco's. I got a heavy duty unit that are the Fairmont's, I stashed them away and no longer use.
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Here is a picture of the folding pliers/tongs that I prefer.
They are made by Gray, and are model 535
The Grays are what we use as well.
I don't think I've ever used any other make.
We have three pairs in the van, and two pairs in the shop.
Thanks for posting the pic.
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