Forge Steel Internal / External Circlip Pliers Set
Complete Waste of Money.
Where to start? The fit and finish is poor, the locking tab for the interchangable bit has burrs that will open up the skin on your hands if you aren't very careful.
Both the pliers and the interchangable heads are so thin and flimsy that they twist and bend as soon as you use them, and even on lightweight circlips the fit is so poor, and they flex so much, that the jaws never actually come together so you still struggle to fit any internal circlips. On anything remotely resembling a sturdy circlip, or anything bigger than a 5p piece, both the head and the pliers twist and bend out of shape rendering them useless.
Why Screwfix even stock this product is beyond me, why sell a tool that's not fit for purpose?
If I still had the receipt I would have taken them straight back to the store. Terrible.
I see they are now on sale and much cheaper - trust me, even at the sale price of Â£3 they're not worth buying.
17 Mar 2015
At less than Â£4 these are a fantastic buy and seem really good quality. Even included interchangeable heads and a locking pin with spare spring.
1 Jan 2015
Not fit for purpose
I bought these to remove an average sized circlip. Despite the jaws opening wide enough when squeezed in the hand the jaws refused to open to the same extent when presented to the circlip. This is due to the shoddy quality of the components creating far too much slack in the overall mechanism and thus reducing the amount of useable travel. Do not buy them!! I have now ordered the set of 4 circlip pliers and will be returning this rubbish set and asking for a full refund.
24 Nov 2014
QUALITY OF THE PLIERS POOR. VERY DIFICULT TO USE BECAUSE OF THE POOR FIT OF THE PARTS. HAD TO BUY MORE EXPENSIVE PLIERS TO DO THE JOB. IT IS A LONG TIME SINCE I HAVE SEEN QUALITY LIKE THIS SO BAD.
7 May 2014