com), degreaser solution, parts cleaning brush, washing tub, slip-joint pliers
, side cutters, floor jack and jack stands.
If a cap doesn't twist free, and the cap is metal, not plastic, heat the cap with a heat gun and grip it with the bare teeth of a slip-joint pliers
With the battery terminals disconnected, use a slip-joint pliers
to hold the terminal while you hacksaw it from the cable (Photo 2).
Use a slip-joint pliers
to remove spring-style clamps.
Use two slip-joint pliers on metal pipes: one to hold the pipe, the other to tighten the nut.
If any joints leak when you test the new assembly, tighten them slightly with slip-joint pliers.
Other than those specialty items, you'll only need standard carpentry tools and a screw gun, wrenches and a slip-joint pliers (Photo 11).
Assemble the parts loosely until everything aligns, then snug up the nuts by hand and tighten an extra quarter turn with a pipe wrench or a slip-joint pliers.
Here's a classic hint worth repeating: When you're working on pipes, prevent scratches and get a better grip by covering the jaws of your slip-joint pliers
with short pieces of garden hose.
Most repairs also require screwdrivers and a large slip-joint pliers
Metal slip nuts are usually more difficult to loosen than plastic, but either will probably require the use of slip-joint pliers
to break them free.
Tighten the ring with a large slip-joint pliers
until it's firmly in place.
If you need to remove drain lines to access the faucet, get a pipe wrench or a slip-joint pliers
2 LOOSEN the coupling nut at the base of the strainer basket with a slip-joint pliers
and slide the nut com-pletely off the threads.
Use a large slip-joint pliers
for metal nuts; you can often hand-loosen plastic nuts.