The quality is good - real good. Well designed tool. The lever to unlock is nice, I know none of my 'vise grips' have it. The swivel pads function well - but I need to use 3 pliers and a small piece of angle to make sure the sections of pipe stay in line. The pliers themselves align the joint itself very well and the other 2 placed farther away from the joint keep everything inline. '
Make sure you buy at least 3 pliers. They are less than 1/2 the price of the nearest competitor here on Cyberweld - so you can afford them.