06-16-2010, 11:20 PM
Join Date: May 2005
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Recommendations on 'industrial' circlip pliers?
Anyone got a pair worth a damn? Specifically concerning the removal of compressor housing.
I'm attempting to swap compressor housings on my Mistu turbo and while the first turbo's snap ring came off without much of a fight - I've spent the last week optimistically going at the second turbo's snap ring. After breaking/bending 3 circlip pliers and 2 needle nose pliers my human vise (the gf) has called it quits and I'm sulking on the couch nursing a blood blister the size off a quarter.
I've found some nice Kniplex locking circlip pliers but there seems to be no U.S. vendors online and at 126 pounds + international shipping ... I think I'll pass.
I've done some board searches (here and elsewhere) and the comments are
always the same - "buy a good pair" but never a parts number or hyperlink.
Anyone have any recommendations or a beefy pair their willing to rent (assuming they're expensive enough to warrant renting)?
I'm pissed, broken and wishing to move on to more enjoyable parts of the miata rebuild.