Very Nice Tool
May 13, 2014
I used these pliers when I built a 600' pipe fence using 24' sections of 2-3/8 in schedule 40 pipe. I butt-welded each section of pipe the whole length of the top rail, and these pliers worked like champs! The only thing I didn't like were the little black tabs that keep the clamping and feet lined up perpendicular to your pipe/tube. I prefer to get everything tightened up how I like it, and then rotate the pliers out of the way so I can do my tack welds. But the tabs were easy to remove, so I suspect they they are designed to be optional like that.
Otherwise, this is a great tool, well built and easy to use, and there are other situations besides pipe that these work great for. For instance, welding a piece of tubing inside a piece of angle iron. I would call it a must-have for just about any welder...