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Plugweld Pliers is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the same as image The pliers depicted are Knipex, also rebranded and sold by Snap-on and Stanley/ Proto. These are most likely made by Steck. Knipex have an extended lock release lever that pulls toward the adjuster to release whereas the pliers Eastwood actually sell have a short lever that pulls away from the adjuster similar to Vise Grip style locking pliers. They're still decent quality but you ought to be aware. These weren't accurately depicted and because so I was disappointed when they arrived.
Date published: 2010-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Positive During the restoration of my Mustang I purchased these pliers primarily to re-attach the upper cowl, and quickly realized how useful they were for other projects. Considering the cost to pay a body shop to weld over 200 spotwelds, I felt like it was a good investment for my hobby shop. The beauty of these pliers is it prevents blow-through when using a MIG welder, because sometimes when initially drilling out the spot welds the lower attachment point can become compromised.
Date published: 2010-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding I tried the Plugweld Pliers when I received them but after I modified them with an additional piece of copper wrapped around the copper pad in order to protect it and extend its life. The tool makes a quick work of welding a standing flange of sheetmetal when a small hole is added to the top piece to weld through. A great product!
Date published: 2010-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NIce product, great buy! I'm doing a resto on a 67 F-100. With all of the spot welds that I have (I removed the cowl and cab corners) these have come in handy for installing the new metail!
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful Useful beyond imagination. Just buy them. You may want to go ahead and get about four.
Date published: 2012-11-14

Plugweld Pliers

Item #19134 Brand: Eastwood

Makes it easy to use your MIG welder to plug small holes in metal

Details

Plugweld Pliers makes it easier to use your MIG welder for plugging small holes in metal Plugweld Pliers clamps and supports the weld area, compressing the panels for tight plug welding.
  • Copper pad eliminates problem of burn-thru
  • Weld won't stick to copper pad
  • "U"-shaped jaw put pressure all around the spot to be welded
  • Locks in place like a locking pliers

About Plugweld Pliers

Plug welds are often easier to produce and stronger than spot welds, so many body panels can be attached this way. The copper-alloy swivel back pad eliminates the problem of burn-thru because it absorbs excess heat; also, the weld will not stick to the copper pad. "U"-shaped movable jaw provides even clamping pressure around the spot to be welded. Imported.