Originally Posted by banjoship
The Kniplex are interesting, though very pricey as you note. I wonder what size(s) you have. Do you need a long grip? They say that the 300mm will handle a 44mm bolt...which suggests the grip is cammed/engineered in some way. And, of course, how do they stand up to the salt
I actually don't own any but my employer has a few
. Don't recall
exact sizes but one would be less than 300mm and the other a bit bigger.
The main features are the jaws are always parallel, the range of adjustment is great so that the handles are always close together when torque is applied (makes gripping easy), the adjustment is easy and locks in position and the finish (plating) is high quality.
I'm not sure how well they will handle a marine environment
but I suspect quite well. The plating is similar in quality/finish as say Stahlwille tools.
I understand Knipex has the design well protected so that possibily explains the high price
. Won't become cheap
until the patents near their expiry