Great value and performance
November 6, 2014
I've been using these for about two months now fishing about 4 nights a week. Zero signs of wear. No problems with jaw misalignment. What has got me really impressed is that the cutters cut braid flawlessly still! I've tried the 6" Hansom, and they would have been trashed by now. I returned the 6" and got these.
Pros:Rock solid pivot bearing. Cutters cut braid on first try after about 100 hours of field time.
Cons:These are just my preferences but I would like to see the line cutter on the outside of the pivot bearing for better visibility. If it compromises the strength or performance of the pliers forget it than. These are great. The handle could be more comfortable but I just took a flat file and rounded the edges over more.