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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-26-2006, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Safety wire & pliers?

What brand? Where is best place to buy them?

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Ebay...

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...le=safety+wire

That's where I got mine. I wouldn't say it's the best quality stuff, but for as much as I wire stuff it works perfect. I got a kit with pliers and wire for around $30 shipped.

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i got mine from the Matco tools dealer that comes into work, i use it on the bike and its a tax right off

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Go with the smaller size. They are easier to work with in tight spaces.

You may go through several "import" tools to get a set of good ones. And we use a seperate set of small wire cutters because the quality of the steel/cutting edges are iffy.

If you like top notch stuff and from a local manufacturer check out Klein tools. To make things aircraft mechanic trick they offer regular and reverse twist pliers. You will discover why they have reverese twist pliers very quickly. For our bike needs regular twist is fine, just not as neat as being able to mix them as needed.

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Any dealer can get you some from Parts Unlimited.

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Nolan, everyone that's replied in this thread has one so why bother buying when you can be a bum and borrow them from somebody else at the track?

just get your own spool of wire or trade some gatorade/beer at the track with someone to use their pliers
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Ya nolan, let me know if you need mine, you live close by.

I got mine as MCC, yes I probably over paid but I didnt want to drive all over town.




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I originally bought the harbor freight small size. Quality was ok except it didn't hold the wire very well when it locked. I then bought a set from MSR (made by ??) and they are a world apart. If you buy a set, spend the extra $10 for quality and you won't regret it.

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My lockwire pliers are compliments of the Navy...shhhhhhh

Dam things are at least 15 years old and still work like a champ.

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Thanks guys! I'll shop around for some.

Tony- Let me know when a good time would be to swing by or maybe I could pick them up from you at Strats this week.

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Nolan, everyone that's replied in this thread has one so why bother buying when you can be a bum and borrow them from somebody else at the track?

just get your own spool of wire or trade some gatorade/beer at the track with someone to use their pliers
that would work too

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