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Anybody using one of these?

Started by sofadoc, February 05, 2010, 11:17:20 pm

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Gene: I talked earlier in this thread (2 years ago) about a pair of tile nippers that I modified with a little filing.
If stripping furniture were an olympic event, and the rules stated that you could only use ONE tool, I would use my modified tile nippers, and I promise that I would bring home the gold for the good ole' USA. (insert smiley dressed in "Uncle Sam" garb here).

The nippers that I use are very similar to yours, except they have a wider mouth. They can grab more. And after dulling the edges with a file, they will grab even the slightest protruding staple and pull it out without cutting it.
And when used in conjunction with a Berry's or Osborne, yes I use the tile nippers to hammer with. I don't care if it hairlips the guvner.

I've found the stripbit and the air chisel to be usefull only in special situations.
"Perfection is the greatest enemy of profitability" - Mark Cuban


I probably got the idea for these nippers from you, sofadoc.

I'm going to look for a pair with a wider mouth. I can see how they would grab more but have a lot more torque.


"...hairlips the guvner." LOL This sounds politically incorrect. LOL


Quote from: gene on July 04, 2012, 01:27:12 am
I'm going to look for a pair with a wider mouth.

Here's the ones that I use:

They do require a little modifying with a file. You have to file away the tits that prevent the blade edges from coming together. Then dull the edges with a file so they will grab a staple without cutting it. Eventually, the hand grips loosen up and slide off easily. A little Gorilla glue takes care of that.
"Perfection is the greatest enemy of profitability" - Mark Cuban


November 29, 2012, 12:13:22 am #63 Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 12:15:46 am by gene
Back on topic.

Someone ran an ant trail of staples around the back of a chair, along with hot melt glue, to hold the double welt cord on.

No problem for my strip bit!

Oh - 42 of these chairs to do.

After I made this video I put the cordless drill on the inside of the welt cord and it took the welt cord off with no hesitation.