What our customers are saying

23 customers have commented so far.

I was frustrated, running out of ideas, and almost ready to give up and spend hundreds of dollars to replace my parts (because I couldn’t get one unstuck from inside the other). Then I came across these expanding pliers. They arrived five days later, gripped the inner (hollow) cylinder and got the job done. Thank you!

— Amy, October 16, 2020

Thanks for a great product. I had a need for reverse-grip pliers to remove a broken male hose nozzle from a hose reel. I tried several methods of removal, but none worked. I ordered your Sturdybilt expanding pliers and received them yesterday. Had the broken part out within 30 seconds. Exactly what I was looking for and needed. Thank you.

— Larry, November 04, 2019

Wow! This was exactly what I needed after I broke of an eight of an inch of threads from the aerator inside a faucet. The faucet was not replaceable and the wife insists everything match, so this saved us quite a bit. I’m glad I found your company and this tool. And your shipping was faster than you said it would be; under promise and over deliver… Well played. Thank you. Rick

— Rick Eastman, August 20, 2019

Received them yesterday and they did not disappoint. Very well made and I’m sure we will put them to good use on the fire truck.

— C. A., March 21, 2019

“I have to say, that as a former mechanic, I am very picky about my tools. I purchase for life. I researched online for expanding pliers for several days, after I struggled doing a simple repair project where I could have used them. I settled on these.

I have to say, I am so happy with the quality of these pliers. They are machined exceptionally well with a very tight arm tolerance. The alloy of the arms and the spring, the deep groove knurling at the tips, I am so impressed. These are for life. Even the grips look to be of great quality.

Thanks for making such a quality tool, and in the USA. I would highly recommend these."

~~ Mark D, New York
— Mark D, New York, March 21, 2019

Just wanted to let you know your expanding pliers are everything I was looking for, will use them to take out caliper pistons on my 2001 Harley ultra classic break calipers thanks for a great product.

— S. S. , February 01, 2019

Excellent build quality, really heavy duty, and made in the USA. These pliers belong in every shop/toolbag.

— Jason, January 07, 2019

I must say that I am very impressed with the quality of your Expanding Pliers and they are Made in America. Bravo!

— Daniel R., November 11, 2018

Great product and fast shipping.

— Tom Fjord, July 27, 2018

I agree with Matt P. Extremely high quality product that I would expect would cost much more.

— Shelby B., February 21, 2018

Way better than I ever thought they would be. Very heavily made, high quality tool. Would buy them again in a heartbeat.

— Matt P., January 29, 2018

I bought these pliers after not finding anything at the big box stores. I primarily needed inside grip pliers to remove the pistons out of my Harley Davidson dual caliper brake assembly. PERFECT!

— Jim Kester, January 27, 2017

I’m an O Gauge train hobbyist who likes rebuilding classic Pre War Lionel engines. I have arbor presses and dies, do my own wiring and riveting, and generally take great pride in taking a cast off clunker and making it roadworthy again. One of the more common issues with older tinplates is the dire condition of pickup shoes and rollers and their fiber insulators.
This tool is highly recommended for spreading motor case sides for removing and reinstalling fiber backed collectors. It allows for gentle expansion and one hand removal
of collectors and has a turned flat on the ends providing good grip and no slip.

— Ken Raymond, March 02, 2016

All i can say is WOW!
Perfect Size!
Terrific Quality!
Made in USA!
Just ….WOW!

— Ray R., January 12, 2016

I had a pair of this type of plier that I acquired many years ago and finally wore out the ends performing too many “special” operations to list. After searching for a long time a machinist friend of mine told me about the “expanding plier” web site. I bought them with skepticism but after seeing them in my hand these pliers are much better than I can say here, stronger and well made “in the USA”. They are very reasonable priced compared to other US brand name quality pliers. You will not be disappointed with these pliers. And they will do things with ease you can’t yet imagine in a multi task job shop.

— Jim Bergeron, October 31, 2015

I watched a guy struggle with pulling apart mini flat pliers in the “How to repair an Apple MacBook power supply” video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1HYBqeWSHI and decided eff that, I’m using the right tool for the job. I found your pliers after a bit of a search. I bought a pair and proceeded to fix two chargers that way, and it was a walk in the park. Five stars, would buy again.

— Matt P., October 13, 2015

Just wanted to thank you folks. This is the perfect tool for the job and nothing else that I know of will do.

— Tony J., October 10, 2015

Just received my pliers this afternoon. I rushed to the barn to try them out on an issue I’ve had for 5 months and cost me over $200 in replacement parts. They worked perfectly, resolving my issue literally within a minute. I wish I would have researched them before spending all that money. Thanks!

— Scott D., May 15, 2015

Hi Greg, I received my pliers yesterday and wanted you to know that they
exceeded my expectations. Being a garage geek I take my tools seriously and
when a quality piece like this gets added to the arsenal it’s a big deal.

— Bruce L. , August 10, 2014

The pliers rock like mad. I needed them to install an expanding clip over a polished crankshaft surface and slipping off wasn’t an option. The knurled tips held it really securely and it went on perfect. It’s definitely going to be a good tool to have.

— Bill Moore, May 08, 2014

The pliers work great. They are very stout and well made. I’m glad I found them.

— Ken P., April 29, 2014

We use the pliers to hold certain parts while being painted. They allow us to hold the parts (basically tubes) from the inside so we can paint the entire outside surface in one operation.

— Larry M. , February 18, 2014

My wife was almost in tears after a light bulb broke in its socket when we were getting ready to host a New Years party at our house. Your pliers saved the day!

— Ben Dunlap, January 17, 2014