I am looking for some Irwin Vise Grip clamps.
8R, 9R, and 11R
The 8R is the duck bill sheet metal clamp.
The 9R is the square head clamp.
The 11R is a larger pinscer type clamp.
Must be Vise Grip brand, and in decent or better shape. I am already
bidding on some on ebay, but need several more.
E mail me.
I went to Sears, Home Depot, Lowe's, and Ace looking for the 8r for some
sheet metal work. Ace was the only place that had any, and they wanted $23
per copy. Online, they are $14.70 plus shipping.
11R is about $17 to $23 per.
I need about a dozen, and that's about two hundred bucks.
Point is, I am cheap, and just wanted to get some for less than going out
and buying new. They last a long time, and the extra money feels good in my
Some people may have some who don't want, need, or use them, and that money
would feel good in their pocket, too.
About the only thing more fun that money in a pocket is a pocket with a hole
in it ............... ;-0
An auction just ended where I bought four 11R's for $27.55 ..... that's $7
each for one that sells locally for $17 to $23. Freight will kick that up,
but the total will be far less than $68 to $92.
In your initial post you didn't specify anything about price, new or used.
Sorry I'm not able to read between the lines so I had to ask.
Another thing to think of is what is your time worth? If you can wait for
the occasional good buy on a used pair, fine. Sounds like your project isn't
one that has to be done immediately.
Good luck in your quest.
Sorry, I was vague.
When I got started, I went out and got ten new ones. They were $17 each.
Now, I am adding to it, and have enough most of the time. Just some of the
time, I run short.
Every couple of times a year, I do some sheet metal thing. So, I wanted a
duckbill to make it easier. Last couple of days I made a swamp cooler
plenum out of sheet metal, and had to use a rubber mallet and the edge of
some angle iron to make bends.
Some tools, you only need once or twice a year, but when you do, it makes a
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Might I suggest checking with one of the big vendors, like MSC,
and seeing what kind of price they would give you in your quantity. Not
likely to be as low as used ones from eBay (though you never know just
how wild the eBay pricing will be at times), but it might be enough of a
savings to make the difference over buying one from here, and another
form there, all with separate shipping.
Or perhaps something like one of the cheap import (e.g. Harbor
Freight) combination brake/shear/rollers might do and cost less than all
of the Vice-Grips bought in a lump -- depending on the size of your
sheet metal. They would not do for the aluminum which I might be
bending up for electronic chassis, but for ducting material, they might
do quite well (after spending some time tuning them up. :-)
About every other month Enco has them on sale for under 14.00 if I remember
right, and free freight on over $50 orders.
I think I have over 20 of them now, I like the SP models better but I have
at least 10 of the standard ones too...