New grips for Lindstrom pliers?

I have a pair of Lindstrom pliers and a pair of nippers. Both of
the grips need to be replaced. Rio will do it but it means losing
them for 8 weeks while they are sent to be reconditioned. Rio
customer service was very helpful, they checked with Lindstrom who
will not sell just the grips. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Betty Belmonte