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I have gathered that the tool used by pen repair folks is not known in other trades as a section tool. If I want to buy one what term do I use to search?

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If you want cheap but excellent, do the following:

 

Go to your local big automotive store, and ask to buy some spark plug pliers. Boom! you just got a professional quality set of section pliers.

 

That's what I use, and what most other pros use.

 

I am going to get a bionic grip soon, but that's just me. rolleyes.gif I don't like some things about the SPP.

 

However they are the "standard" accepted tool for safe section removal, so I recommend them highly.

Need a pen repaired or a nib re-ground? I'd love to help you out.

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Forgot to add:

 

They're called "section pliers" by most of us who use them.

Need a pen repaired or a nib re-ground? I'd love to help you out.

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You give the impression that the is a "trade specific" alternative. Just to be clear what fountain pen hospital sells as section pliers are only spark plug pliers for $25+ that can be had for $8 at Sears. There are those other pliers that grip at multiple points but, I don't remember the details and no doubt come from some other original application. There is not really a trade specific tool for fountain pens.

 

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What you are looking for is KD 135 (for KD tools and their part #) and it's "official" name is Spark Plug Terminal Pliers.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl-needs a set myself

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777;

 

You give the impression that the is a "trade specific" alternative. Just to be clear what fountain pen hospital sells as section pliers are only spark plug pliers for $25+ that can be had for $8 at Sears. There are those other pliers that grip at multiple points but, I don't remember the details and no doubt come from some other original application. There is not really a trade specific tool for fountain pens.

 

Roger W.

 

Roger, right you are! there is no such thing as a real "section pliers". They are all tools that work well, but are made for different applications.

 

And yes, they can be had for very cheap. The ones Binder sells are very good quality, and he charges $25.00 for them. You can probably get one of similar quality for around $15.00, if you look for it.

 

The ones that grip in multiple places are the Bionic Grip, and the Bionic Wrench. Fabulous products! I ordered some, but they were one size to big. Now I'm patiently awaiting the return money, so I can get the right sized ones. :)

 

They are designed for car mechanics, etc. To replace having multiple wrenches.

 

 

 

Need a pen repaired or a nib re-ground? I'd love to help you out.

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777;

 

You give the impression that the is a "trade specific" alternative. Just to be clear what fountain pen hospital sells as section pliers are only spark plug pliers for $25+ that can be had for $8 at Sears. There are those other pliers that grip at multiple points but, I don't remember the details and no doubt come from some other original application. There is not really a trade specific tool for fountain pens.

 

Roger W.

 

Roger, right you are! there is no such thing as a real "section pliers". They are all tools that work well, but are made for different applications.

 

And yes, they can be had for very cheap. The ones Binder sells are very good quality, and he charges $25.00 for them. You can probably get one of similar quality for around $15.00, if you look for it.

 

The ones that grip in multiple places are the Bionic Grip, and the Bionic Wrench. Fabulous products! I ordered some, but they were one size to big. Now I'm patiently awaiting the return money, so I can get the right sized ones. :)

 

They are designed for car mechanics, etc. To replace having multiple wrenches.

 

Binder charges $25 for a set of two or $14 for a single - not too much of an upcharge compared to FPH taking you for $25 for one pair. Buy it now on EBay for $7.95 for KD 135's and that is what these are. I get excited here because years ago I didn't know any better and bought my first pair from FPH. Had I known better $8 is a lot better for not essentially the same thing but, exactly the same thing.

 

Roger W.

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777;

 

You give the impression that the is a "trade specific" alternative. Just to be clear what fountain pen hospital sells as section pliers are only spark plug pliers for $25+ that can be had for $8 at Sears. There are those other pliers that grip at multiple points but, I don't remember the details and no doubt come from some other original application. There is not really a trade specific tool for fountain pens.

 

Roger W.

 

Roger, right you are! there is no such thing as a real "section pliers". They are all tools that work well, but are made for different applications.

 

And yes, they can be had for very cheap. The ones Binder sells are very good quality, and he charges $25.00 for them. You can probably get one of similar quality for around $15.00, if you look for it.

 

The ones that grip in multiple places are the Bionic Grip, and the Bionic Wrench. Fabulous products! I ordered some, but they were one size to big. Now I'm patiently awaiting the return money, so I can get the right sized ones. :)

 

They are designed for car mechanics, etc. To replace having multiple wrenches.

 

Binder charges $25 for a set of two or $14 for a single - not too much of an upcharge compared to FPH taking you for $25 for one pair. Buy it now on EBay for $7.95 for KD 135's and that is what these are. I get excited here because years ago I didn't know any better and bought my first pair from FPH. Had I known better $8 is a lot better for not essentially the same thing but, exactly the same thing.

 

Roger W.

If you are buying two be sure to get one SAE and one Metric....

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And yes, they can be had for very cheap. The ones Binder sells are very good quality, and he charges $25.00 for them. You can probably get one of similar quality for around $15.00, if you look for it.

Your $25.00 price number there is for TWO pairs of pliers, one for each hand as in the photo below. A single pair is $14.00. [EDIT: I really should read the whole thread before replying. Had I done so, I'd have seen Roger's reply.]

 

http://www.richardspens.com/images/accessories/section_pliers/2_pliers.jpg

 

I will reiterate here something I've said elsewhere. You can find lots of cheapo spark plug pliers, but this is one instance of "You get what you pay for." I've tried at least half a dozen brands other than the ones we sell, and they all slip.

 

FWIW, Tyler, I have a Bionic wrench. It sucks rocks. YMMV, of course. :)

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FWIW, Tyler, I have a Bionic wrench. It sucks rocks. YMMV, of course. :)

Now that is suction. Reminds me of a story about dimples in a golf ball.

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If you are buying two be sure to get one SAE and one Metric....

You'll also need a Whitworth for doing English pens.

Ah yes, that explains that problem with the Valentine.

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Men and their tools :P

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