Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Nice tools
I replaced my very old needle nose and diagonal cutters with this set. The insulation on the handles was shot and the cutters were burned. I like the feel and the quality of these but they have to be opened manually and this slows me down a little. I'm hoping with time they'll loosen up. Other than that they're great.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimh impressive power
The 'pivot' design provides additional leverage that increases the power, supposedly by something like half. It makes a big difference. The diagonal cutter, obviously, is great for big electrical cables and can also cut small pieces of sheet metal. But the pliers are what I really find useful because they're good at grabbing and pulling small things like nails or brads where there might not be much to get ahold of. I recently had to pull up a lot of old carpet and pad and these pliers worked great for pulling up the hundreds of staples and nails left in the hardwood floor.
The increased leverage means you do have to spread the handles a little further, and they're not spring loaded, which would have been nice. But they're intended for tough jobs, not fine work.
August 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJJ21 Excellent cutting and holding ability
This is a great addition to the toolbox. The pivot system provides increased cutting/gripping power. I was able to cut through 12/3 electrical cable with one hand where other cutters require two hands or clipping each wire individually. The jaws on the long nose pliers have a great surface that hold material strong and fast. The handles have a comfort grip material on them. Both pliers are heavy enough to demonstrate manufacturing quality but not so heavy that one would become fatigued using them. I am very pleased with this product!
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AZHawg Great combo pack!
Boy, the compound action on these pliers/cutters really works!
The cutters breezed through barbed wire fencing easily and could perform well on slim wires, too. The compound action allowed me to cut through the fence wire easily as copper wire with the conventional side cutters!
With the needle nose I could easily open the jaws and clamp down on wires to pull them through tough, tight spaces where normal needle nose pliers would lose their grip.
This compound action is not a gimmick!
August 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by beau4u Will serve the purpose.
The first thing I noticed in picking up these pliers was the weight, good and stout. Second was the new design. Below the center bolt, which has been the standard pivot point, one handle now has a slot, at an angle, which rides on a steel pin. It seems this gives better control and takes all the pressure off a single axis requiring more pressure to the handle. Now it seems " the slotted guide " helps compound the force to the head of the pliers, which in turn requires less hand pressure and less fatigue with extended use. The wire cutters opened freely with one hand and seemed to have a good balance.
The needle nose were a lot stiffer but will probably loosen up with a little more use. Once again science/engineering and ergonomics have helped to make or tools more effective and easier to use.
July 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OperationsRick Great Diagonal Cutters, Not so good Needle Nose Pliers
I bought these pliers because of their Pivot Pro feature. This feature allows the user extra leverage which is great if one's hands are small or a little weak.
The diagonal cutters are great, well made, and would get 5 stars. I recommend the diagonal cutters.
The needle nose pliers, however, were not as well made. The jaws would not close enough to grasp tape or thin wires. They were also stiff to open.
Even worse, I filed TWO warranty claims with Crescent via their website to have the needle nose pliers replaced, but Crescent did not respond to either request. Crescent tools have been in my grandfather's toolbox, my father's toolbox, and my toolbox for decades, so it is disappointing the company apparently no longer supports their customers.
Thank goodness, Home Depot saved the day and is shipping a replacement for the Needle Nose Pliers. Thank you, Home Depot!
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by projectdoneyes Good pliers for the price
The action of these pliers could be a little smoother. Over all the set is good quality. But if you are looking for high end pliers that are equal to ones you would pay top dollar for you might be let down. I used these for various around the house projects and they worked well. If I needed them for a professional job I would pay more for a better set of pliers.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Great Pliers
The Crescent Pivot Pro pliers are a welcome addition to any toolbox. The compound action design adds leverage force to the jaws, without increasing bulk. Additionally, the "double hinge" effect of center pin plus compound slides makes even the long nose pliers feel firm at the tip.
July 1, 2014