Birdbeak, ect wire benders

JKraver

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I have 045 wire... it really sucks to bend into a clasp shape. can someone give me a good brand of strong solid career long wire benders?
 
Patrick Coon

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I have 045 wire... it really sucks to bend into a clasp shape. can someone give me a good brand of strong solid career long wire benders?
My Favorites, that always lasted (I've had the same pair for 10+ years),are from 3M Unitek.

Unitek™ BiRd Beak Pliers Part #801-709
 
JohnWilson

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Great Lakes has the best set of tools bar none. They are pricy but the best quality I have owned.
 
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I have 045 wire... it really sucks to bend into a clasp shape. can someone give me a good brand of strong solid career long wire benders?
For years I've been using an old pair of seriously heavy '50's nedlenose pliers that have completely flat jaws and have the edge rounded off.
 
JKraver

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I am lacking a supply of heavy duty 60 year old tools. I have been looking at great lakes
 
Smilewire

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Do not buy Great Lakes they are utter crap, the best is Dentronix they have a lifetime warranty although a price to match every Ortho tech that I've told to purchase them have thanked me. I've never had one break hence never having to use the lifetime warranty. I do buy orthopli three prongs because get are thinner however NOT for .045 though. I returned 4! Yes 4 Great Lakes 3 prongs last year they all broke within a week of using they have a new manufacturer which is crap!
 
JohnWilson

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Do not buy Great Lakes they are utter crap, !

So interesting to hear someone say this. I have the complete opposite experience.

I have never liked 3 prong pliers. I have 2 sizes of bird beak one hawley loop forming and some snips, all have been in service for 10 plus years with no issues.
 
Getoothachopper

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I still use my 'Ash TC Adam's #64 Ortho pliers' that I got in the 80's when I was @ Manchester University :)...................Densply has them I think .
 
Cory

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So interesting to hear someone say this. I have the complete opposite experience.

I have never liked 3 prong pliers. I have 2 sizes of bird beak one hawley loop forming and some snips, all have been in service for 10 plus years with no issues.
We just ordered the superior ones from GL... i guess depending on how they turn out i'll decide if those are the ones i'll want when i start my own
 
Terry Whitty

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Check out Dentaurum Pliers, they have two types, EQ and Premium.

The Premium have a 10 year guarantee
https://www.dentaurum.de/eng/premium-line-17257.aspx

For me i only use 3 or 4 Pliers. Adams, Aderer (three prong) and Young loop forming pliers.

If I can't bend what i want with those..i need to be shot

Attached is an interesting article on wires showing some stuff i have bent.
 

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