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Channellock 927 8-Inch Retaining Ring Plier

4.6 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews
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  • Capacity 1/4-Inch to 2-Inch external, 3/8-Inch to 2-Inch internal
  • Includes tips: .036, .047, .070 straight. .036, .047 90°
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Product Description

8", Easy Conversion Convertible Snap Ring Plier, Converts From Internal To External With The Flip Of A Switch, Heavy Duty Return Spring, 5 Pairs Of Color Coded Interchangeable Tips, Internal Range: 3/8" To 2", External Range: 1/4" To 2".

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The Channellock 927 - 8-Inch Retaining Ring Plier - has a capacity of 1/4-Inch to 2-Inch external, and 3/8-Inch to 2-Inch internal. It includes tips: .036, .047, .070 straight. .036, .047 90°. This 8-Inch Retaining Ring Plier converts from internal to external rings with a simple switch of the red tab and has a heavy duty return spring. It is heat treated for longer life. Sealed air pocket CHANNELLOCK BLUE comfort grips.

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Technical Details

Part Number CHL927
Item Weight 8 ounces
Product Dimensions 12 x 5 x 1.2 inches
Origin USA
Item model number 927
Size 8in.
Color Polished Steel
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description Lifetime warranty. All Channellock tools are 100% guaranteed against breakage and failure.
National Stock Number 5120-01-624-1371

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ASIN B000TG80SY
Customer Reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,784 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#4 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Pliers > Snap-Ring Pliers
Shipping Weight 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available August 17, 2005

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If you read some of the broken tool reviews here you will come away with the impression that this tool is cheaply made. It's not at all a cheaply made tool. If the retaining ring is stuck from retaining pressure the only way to remove it will be penetrating oil or heat after the pinching or squeeze retained force is removed from the assembly.

I grew up in my dads shop and the most common airborne tool was the retaining ring pliers. Yes, when used improperly with strong hands they all break no matter what brand or how expensive the tool is. The reason I say airborne is because I will never forget a mechanic that worked for my dad threw the freshly broken retaining ring pliers across the shop and stuck into the drywall. They all had a good laugh and left them in the wall for quite a while.

The normal common wear item on retaining ring pliers are the tips. The non replaceable tip pliers we have at work are Matco and Snap-On but getting warranty on these items because of normal wear is getting harder to do. I even walked into the $nap-On distributer warehouse in Nevada and tried to get a worn tool replaced and they said sorry, no can do. That's one of the reasons why I'm always looking for decent well made tools without the $nap-On price..
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I went to Home Depot as my regular snap ring pliers were too big to go in my locking hubs, i was looking at needle nose pliers, but found this channellock one for 20, which is VERY expensive, but since i always have to be taking my snap rings off, i figured this would be a good investment. When i got home, it is SO easy to use, the switch mechnaism is great, you can make it close or open by using the same action.The tips are interchangable, and it comes with 5 pairs of different size tips in different metals, it even comes with the allen wrench to change them in. All the tips are skinny and should fit into tight spaces, provided the space isnt too deep, say and inch. Some of the tips are even angled at 90 degrees, and the handle is very comfy, not a detail is missed. This tool is top of the line and a great investment, FOR THOSE who say that the switch mechanism is junk, they probably threw their tools around, and dont know how to take care of em, i say this is a great tool and i highly recommend it.
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Sears sells this tool rebranded as Craftsman so you might want to consider getting it there for the lifetime warranty BUT the grips are a lot nicer on the Channellock's IMO; the Craftsman grips feel somewhat mushy plus they twist to an extent when you squeeze the handles. If you are working in very narrow spaces this probably isn't the best tool for the job as it's rather large, but nonetheless they feel/look well-made and comes with a variety of tips (including right-angle) which is cool. There seems to be some concern about the longevity of the switching mechanism...I took these apart to see how they work and everything is solid/simple. As long as you squeeze gently when switching-over from internal to external (or vice-versa) then these should last a long time. Smartly designed, well-made tool.
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One of the best snap-ring pliers out there and without a doubt the best for the money. When you need to pull an inside retaining ring cheap pliers just don't work and I don't use these enough to spend 40-60 dollars on a German tool. The channel lock seemed like he best compromise between quality and price and I was well pleased with how well these worked and the overall level of quality. There's no need to buy two tools or six because with a flick of a switch these can be inside or outside snap-ring pliers. Having replaceable pins is also a big plus, the tool comes with several sizes and angles of pins and the replacement pins aren't expensive. The only bad thing about the tool is that when you're pulling out a small internal snap-ring there's some flex in the tool causing it to not close fully by about 1/32". This caused me not to be able to pull a small snap-ring but I was able to fix the issue by filing the stops in the back of the tool to compensate for this flex and that fixed the problem. Now under pressure the pliers fully close. That's something that the engineers who designed this tool should have foreseen.
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I bought these so I could rebuild a Kitchenaid mixer that I'd broken. They're a better tool than needed for that task, but it was difficult to know for sure which pliers would fit (several snap ring plier reviews on Amazon start with "didn't fit my KA mixer.")

I went with these because it seemed likely at least one of the interchangeable tip sizes would work. The smallest ones do.

They may not see a lot of use from me, so it's likely they're the last such pliers I'll need. They're nicely made, and the switch that flips them from inner- to outer- is slick.

If you've never used this kind of pliers, and need to get them to work on small snap rings, notice that you can bring the pins closer together just by extending them a bit farther from the ends of the tool. Also notice notice that mounting the pins pointing up or down determines whether they angle out or in—if you have them going the wrong way the pins will just slip off the snap rings.
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