Thank you for my pliers. I really really enjoy them. Amazing how good they work. It sure beats cutting a slot in a stripped phillips head screw just to remove it with a flat screwdriver. Even that sometimes fails.
Again, thank you!
Jeff D., FAA mechanic(A&P), Parachute Rigger and Flight Instructor
Okay, we’ve all done it, and after you have managed to round off the flats on a
bolt head, strip the slot from a screw, or bugger up the socket head on an Allen
or Torx fastener – what to do now?
Well, now before I go to the drill, torch or welder I reach for my
VamPLIERS™. Yes, I know… however, my old friend George Ballas,
who invented the Weedeater, never suffered for that moniker, and this could be the
The VamPLIERS™ are just that – a set of pliers
that have been re-designed to provide a vampire-like grip on that stripped fastener
head. Part of the key is obvious when you look at any other set of pliers you own
because the serrations (if there are any) run perpendicular to the jaws.
The VamPLIERS™ have vertical serrations that
are set into a slightly oval recess (if it was round, it would go around and around!).
They are blunt and allow a full contact with the very end of the tool against the
Interestingly enough, this is not a tool I would set out to find, but once being
made aware of it I now have three sets in various toolboxes for the house and cars.
..... read full text of Paul’s review
Paul Hantke, Field
Editor, GUN WORLD magazine
Our house was built about 40 years ago and we often have problems with plumbing
and water faucet etc. Recently I wanted to replace a leaking water faucet of our
bath room. However, last time my son fixed it, he damaged the screw and I could
not turn it with a regular pliers. Then my friend recommended a
VamPLIERS™, and it worked perfect! So, simple and easy. I recommend
it to everybody.
Kay N., Lomita,
I love my VamPLIERS™.
I had an old worn out rusted screw in my air compressor which I could not do anything
with. I need to repair my compressor but due to the problem screw, I had it in a
corner in the garage. A friend at work told me about VamPLIERS™
and swore by it; I thought I would give it a try. Ever since I got my pliers, I
have repaired the compressor and used it to replace a rusted screw in the air duct
in my home. Thank you.
Interestingly enough I have thought of a tool that could do this type of work but
I did not think of the technology. This is brilliant. It is simply intuitive to
build vertical serrations in the jaw of the pliers to grab onto the screw or whatever
hardware or fastener one needs to turn. What is impressive is that the job gets
done quickly and reliably.
The VamPLIERS™ marketing
guy gave me a sample to use. I took one look at the specifications on the insert
in the packaging and I now this is what I could use for a long time. I have used
tools made in other Asian countries but in my profession those tools have not lasted.
I use my tools all day due to the nature of my work and some of the tasks are tough
like cutting wires of all AWGs. I need to reach all sorts of cramped spaces to turn
a screw or even a bolt. I have been using VamPLIERS™
for a couple of days now and my experience is a lot better than a regular pliers.
I save time. I save frustration. All I want is to get the job done;
VamPLIERS™ is the right tool for me.
Mechanic, Antioch, California