Are these Lineman pliers?

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Old 01-28-17, 06:33 PM
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Are these Lineman pliers?

I just picked them up. They're 7 inch. They don't say Lineman's pliers, but they look similar to me. I thought the 9 inch were too big for me.

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Old 01-28-17, 06:50 PM
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Yes they are.
Stout pliers with a wire cutter and jaws that do not close tightly.

If you are twisting a lot of wire, multiple sizes are nice to have.
 
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If you are twisting a lot of wire, multiple sizes are nice to have.
Just making a few more pigtails I think. I've got maybe 11 or 12 more outlets that I'm upgrading to TR receptacles and the originals I think are from 1971 and they're all backstabbed. Some have a backstab and a screw used for 2 wires, so I'm pigtailing those into the screw. I'm really only doing mostly 14 gauge and occasionally 12.

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Yes but how long before you burn a notch in cutters. All mine have one.
 
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Poor mans way of making wire strippers!
 
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