slip-joint pliers

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pliers with a joint adjustable to two positions in order to increase the opening of the jaws

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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).
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.
Thread on the cap with the adjusting ring and tighten it with the slip-joint pliers. Now you can turn on the water to check for leaks.
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 (Photo 1).
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.