Milwaukee 6 IN 1 Lineman's Pliers

A well-made plier that can handle the bulk of your gripping, crimping, cutting and pulling tasks

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Milwaukee 6 IN 1 Lineman's Pliers



Lineman's (aka 'side cutting') pliers are ideal for crimping metal, cutting heavy gauge wiring, splicing wires, pulling fish tape, removing nails and staples, cutting bolts, nails and screws, and a host of other heavy duty gripping, crimping, cutting and pulling tasks. In a pinch you can use even them as a light duty hammer.
 
These new Milwaukee 6 IN 1 Linemans' Pliers (48-22-3309) have a streamlined design that allows easy sliding in and out of a tool belt. They are 9-3/4" long, and weigh a comfortable 1 lb 2 oz. The business end - the head - is 3-3/8" long.
 
The body is made of forged alloy steel, and the handles are covered with a rubber grip. A series of ribbed surfaces on the handles provide some cushioning, and helps reduce slipping. The head has been treated with a rust preventative to prolong its good looks.


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Short fulcrum distance      

The fulcrum is positioned very close to the cutting edge - 1/4" from the edge of the cutters, which enables you to apply considerable gripping and cutting force - and easy-to-cut makes them easy-to-use.


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The business end (A) pliers, (B) wire cutter, (C) bolt cutter, (D) reamer, (E) nail/fish tape puller        
    
The flat, gripping surface of the pliers is 1/2" x 3/4" and a cross-hatched pattern milled on the flats gives a better grip.
 
The knife and anvil style cutter edges are 3/4" long, and they're laser hardened to increase durability. I found it quite easy to cut though #6 and #8 bolts, 10 gauge wire, as well as nails up to 16d.


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Milled teeth on the flat pliers and the outside of the jaws (which serve as reamers)     
    
The outside of the jaws have been milled with straight edges so that you can ream pipe from 1/2" to 1" diameter. For smaller diameter pipe use one jaw.


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Insert bolts in the threaded side 

The twin holes enable you to thread and cut #6 and #8 bolts. Make sure you insert bolts through the threaded side. You'll need to open the jaws slightly. Once you insert the bolt it doesn't take much hand pressure to snip the end off.
 

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Nail and fish tape puller      

Just below the bolt cutter is the puller. The milled faces enhance your grip. I found it also works well for loosening stubborn bolts up to about 5/8" diameter.


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Nail pulling
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Drawing wire
The Milwaukee 6 IN 1 Lineman's Pliers will set you back $30 - which isn't much to pay for a premium tool that will last decades - with minimal amount of care.

KEY FEATURES:

  • 9-3/4" overall length
  • 6-1/2" handle length
  • Made of forged alloy steel
  • 1/2" x 3/4" pliers
  • 3/4" laser hardened cutting edge
  • Reaming head - 1/2" to 1" pipe
  • #6 & #8 bolt threaders/cutters
  • Nail puller/fish tape puller
  • 1 lb 2 oz weight
  • Rubber overmold grip
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Manufacturer:Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp
Available From:Tool and equipment suppliers nationwide
Retail Price:$29.99
Model #:48-22-3309
Made In:Taiwan
Carl Duguay, March 2012 
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