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Hansom Tackle AP-8 Aluminum Pliers with Black Sheath
Model
TD Code
DescriptionPrice
AP-8
HNS-0001
8in fishing pliers, with black sheath$69.99 USD
The Hansom Tackle Aluminum fishing pliers are made with new jaws that are replaceable. The backside of each stainless jaw is locked in making these pliers straighter and stronger. The jaw teeth have staggered serrations on them to make them fit closed together every time, allowing for better grip on braided and mono lines.
4.5 Stars based on 10 reviews
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
Solid
August 4, 2016
Best pliers for the money. Good quality at an affordable price. By far the best pliers I've owned.
By Emery
Melrose, MA
Good set of pliers
December 31, 2015
I really like the holster for these pliers and the pliers themselves also are nice. I also think that they are reasonably priced. I think one pice of equipment anglers neglect is pliers. They're very important, and can save you're trip. This is is a nice middle ground between very cheap pliers and crazy expensive ones. Beware to not hold big fish by the lip with these, as they will bend.
ProsStrong Great holster
ConsCutters aren't great
By Eric
Duxbury, MA
Over-hyped
December 26, 2015
The reviews everywhere for these pliers were very misleading. Perhaps I simply got a lemon. At the time I ordered them they were back-ordered and I assumed that was a good sign that they were worth the wait.. Tackle direct was actually so good about it that they offered me a higher priced pair of pliers at the same price and I chose to wait. They are great as pliers but the cutters broke off the 3rd time I took them fishing while cutting 40lb spiderwire stealth. I contacted Hansom directly about ordering replacement cutters and they told me to contact a distributor. As far as durability as pliers, they're great. The cutters were definitely an after-thought though.
ProsVery durable pliers.
ConsNot durable cutters.
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
Best pliers
April 18, 2015
The Hamson Pliers are simply my favorite. very strong and corrosion resistant.
By CCG
Morrisville, PA
Great Plyers
January 1, 2015
This is my second pair of these players (they both came free with reel purchase). i have owned the other one for about a year and they are still working great.
By Charles
Aquidneck Island
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.
ProsRock solid pivot bearing. Cutters cut braid on first try after about 100 hours of field time.
ConsThese 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.
By William Buckley
Shelton, Connecticut
Good set of pliers!
April 30, 2014
Right size and cuts braided line great!
By Joe
NY
Great Pliers
April 6, 2014
I've used these pliers for years since they hit the market. No complaints. Rinsed with fresh water after every use and spayed with WD-40 twice a season.
By Plunger Boy
Granby, CT
Good sturdy pliers
November 4, 2013
Great grip, fits my hand well, thanks for the lanyard
ProsNice sheath
Consstill looking
By Ronald
Allentown, NJ
Hansom AP-8 Pliers
October 20, 2013
Well made and a good alternative to any of the much higher priced pliers
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Ryan
from NYOB asked:
October 11, 2014
does this come with a lanyard and sheath? also are these pliers corrosion resistant?
These pliers come with a sheath but no lanyard. Yes, they are corrosion resistant.
Customer Service
on October 13, 2014

Ryan
from NYOB asked:
October 11, 2014
does this come with a lanyard and sheath? also are these pliers corrosion resistant?
These pliers come with a sheath but no lanyard. They are corrosion resistant.
Customer Service
on October 13, 2014

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