Shimano ATBP008 Black-Nickel 8in Pliers
|8 in. Brutas Black-Nickel,|
Long Nose Pliers with Rubber Handles
These good-looking Brutas pliers from Shimano are constructed from high-grade high carbon steel for long life and will not break or bend even under strenuous use. The high carbon steel is best for maintaining the cutting edge. The custom two-tone rubber grips will give you a firm hold on these pliers even when wet. The exciting new black nickel finish will resist corrosion and keep your tools looking good for a long time.
March 18, 2017
I recommend the 11 inch size (what I'm reviewing) only for certain fish that tend to really swallow the lure/hook. If you sometimes need to get way back in there, these are the pliers to do it. For more typical use, get the 6 or 8 inch.
ProsFair price, smooth operation, corrosion-resistant coating, useful for certain fish species and/or dehooking scenarios
Pretty standard cutters, but work well
March 12, 2017
These are fairly typical cutters, as can be found in any hardware store. They seem to be well-made and they are of smooth operation and don't bind up like some cheap brands. The price is fair. They are not stainless steel, but supposedly regular steel coated with some sort of corrosion preventative, which seems durable. They fit well in the Shimano sheath, sold separately.
ProsPrice, size, function, corrosion-preventative coating
ConsNot stainless steel (but understandable for the price)
March 6, 2017
I've tried a lot of the higher end pliers and none hold up as well as these. Just have to keep up on maintenance.
Sugar Land, Texas
April 9, 2016
This is a great 11 inch long - nose pliers that I ever bought...
June 8, 2013
A must have..
Can't beat 'em
March 1, 2013
I've been using these pliers for a while now and they have never let me down. For the price you can't beat 'em.
By bill beardslee
Black nickel pliars
September 3, 2012
Bought these as replacement for two pair i've had several years using in ocean and Chesapeake bay fishing. Each year they needed a little wd40, but other wise faired much better than any other tools i've used on the water. These appear to be almost as good. The cutters seem to require a little more pressure to cut off small monofilament. Chalking it up to stiffness for th etime being. Tackle direct had the best price of several sites, reasonable shipping and fast service. They were the best!
Proscorrosion resistance, functinality
ConsNew ones seem to be a little stiff.
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