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BMC #7 locking pliers


#1

Hi all. In the September issue of the MJSA Journal, there is an
article called “Hold It”. It features another Orchidian, John de
Rosier, who touted the benefits of an antique tool- the BMC #7
parallel-jaw locking pliers. I immediately jumped on the internet and
found a pair for $15. The seller said they were made circa 1910, but
I think they have been made a little later. Whatever the date, these
things are FANTASTIC! I have a pair of the more expensive but similar
German pliers he mentions, and I like these much better. They’re very
easy to open, close and adjust on the fly with one hand. I can’t
imagine why no one makes these any more- they’re my new favorite
tool! Thanks, John!

Allan
www.silvermason.com


#2

I know nothing about them, but check out:

VG6000BK The ViperGrip 6-Inch 2-in-1 Self-Adjusting and Locking
Pliers I think they are similar, they do not have smooth jaws, on
viper-grip.com they have jaw protectors, some sites say they come
with protective covers for the jaws, but that is not listen ob Amazon
which has the lowest price, $9.99. They also have a needle nose
style. Has anyone used these?

Richard Hart G.G.
Denver, Co.


#3

Also check the new Stanley 85-610 Maxgrip locking adjustable wrench.
I found them several places on a Google search, including
Stanleytools dot com


#4

well who ever wrote about the pliers /wrench parallel locking jaws
thank you i just found a couple on line and purchased and received
them,and will be using them to see how well they work, on first look
they are a bit rough, but very well made and held together for so
many years, I looked under the antique section of tools and
collectibles. (1940s). I think they will work fine for rough work,
and maybe with a little tweaking or exchanging of the one jaw I may
be able to pull off some more precision or delicate work with them. I
use the Swiss (Burgeon)made locking parallel pliers,which are
fantastic, but at a $150.00 + I was looking for a second pair and
seemed price had gone up too much. I had paid 80.00 for mine in 19
hundreds. it sure is a shame that this company does not exist any
longer, they made some very nice pliers, if these were brand new I
probably would not have to do any thing to them to work in precision
work. any way I just wanted to thank whomever out there it was for
the info and also to Orchid making it all possible.

Hratch Babikian