Last year, we noticed that Amazon has come out with their own AmazonBasics outdoor extension cords. They have put their branding on lots of everyday-use products, but I found it curious that they would include something like outdoor extension cords under their own private label.
Earlier this year, Amazon came out with their own basic set of pliers. Yes, Amazon now makes pliers, or at least worked with an OEM to produce their own AmazonBasics-branded pliers.
The 4pc AmazonBasics pliers set includes 8″ slip joint pliers, 7″ diagonal cutters, 8″ lineman pliers, and 8″ long nose pliers.
All feature machined jaws for securely gripping, induction-hardened cutting edges, and non-slip handle grips. Amazon says that the pliers meet or exceed ANSI specifications.
There are numerous budget pliers offerings around, and it looks like this set is designed to appeal to shoppers who just want a bunch of pliers without fancy features or elaborate handle grip designs.
The designs look basic, but should handle most common gripping, pulling, twisting, wire cutting, and small object manipulation tasks.
Price: $15 for the 4pc set
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If you were just starting to build up your tool collection, would you buy these?
Thinking back to my first pliers, I think I would give these fair consideration, along with the Stanley pliers I had gone with. Now, I guess I would also consider this set for backup, lending, or auto purposes.