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10" (250mm). Versatile multi-grip pliers with induction-hardened jaws. Easy to use PushLock adjustment button.

10" (250mm). Versatile multi-grip pliers with induction-hardened jaws. Easy to use PushLock adjustment button.
Average Customer Rating:
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6 of 12(50%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
Review 1 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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Impressed.
3 Jun 2014
By MowerMech
, Shaftesbury
"I was going for a cheaper pair, but glad I didn't now. Good quality and work very well."
Review 2 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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Get a grip!
28 May 2013
By stumpa
, West Midlands
"Checked previous reviews before buying. I have larger than normal sized hands and so found no issues whatever with the grips. The push button lock has worked extremely well and so far i can say I have never used a better adjustable grip.
I'm very pleased with my purchase.
"
Review 3 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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Great Pump Pliers
5 Feb 2013
By Trainee
, Oxford
"Fingers don't get pinched when pliers clamped together also button to lock into position. Good quality."
Review 4 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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Best grips ever
20 Oct 2012
By 123andy999
, Doncaster
"Easy to use , one handed grips 5 star, great none slip action great make."
Review 5 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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gripping
12 Oct 2012
By beans
, Yarmouth
"great and easy to use. better than some cheaper ones that keep slipping, bit pricey but worth the spend"
Review 6 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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One word, Excellent.
23 Jun 2012
By PlumberGuy
, Inverness
"I've had these water pump pliers for 2years now and I've had no problems! I would highly recommend these to anyone!"
Review 7 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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Irwin's are the better bet.
22 Jul 2014
By Chaponner
, Sussex
"Had an old pair of the Irwin Vise-Grip pliers and got a pair of these to use together and also to see if they were a better product...their not, IMO the Irwin's are much better, the Fat Max's jaws got blunt very quickly and the metal seems quite a low standard and they certainly will not last as long as the Irwin's."
Review 8 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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Absolutely Useless
21 May 2014
By GrumpyOG
, Havant
"This is the most useless tool I have purchased in years. The specification states that it has a jaw capacity of 62 mm. If you want to use this capacity, the design needs the throat depth to allow a nut 62mm across flats or pipe of 62mm to be gripped. Unfortunately the throat depth is relatively small so nothing of a decent size can be gripped. Total waste of money!"
Review 9 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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Failed under light use
17 Nov 2012
By sabashi
, Bradford
"Initially appear well made and the pattern almost idenitical to more expensive makes. The push button action is nice to use.
However after hardly any use within the first year the pliers broke. The groove joint under the button failed after trying to open a union nut, so the plier no longer locks on the settings. The teeth wore very quickly and lost grip. The cushion handles slowly slid off too.
I have had no problem with more expensive German made pliers like CK and NWS, it proves is worth paying more for a robust and reliable tool for trade use."
Review 10 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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fat max pump pliers
6 Nov 2011
By baldy55
, N Ireland
"The first attempt to remove a kitchen tap and the pliers broke. They are obviously made for very lite DIY."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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cheap
25 Oct 2011
By nadia
, london
"i bought these over 18 months ago they slipped on the first couple of uses so i took the cushioned grips of and used them on another ck pump pilers that i had"
Review 12 for FatMax Groove Joint Pliers 10" (250mm)
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Poor quality knob, weak design
15 Oct 2011
By Mozambezi
, Croydon
"Failed next week. Adjustment knob broke underneath. But generally nice pump pliers... unfortunately not reliable. Friend had same issue with."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.