Lee Valley is one of my favorite woodworking tool suppliers. This is not just because of their excellent Veritas tools, but because they have great customer service.
NWS is a big pliers brand in Europe, but isn’t quite as big a name in the USA, at least not yet.
I own a couple of NWS pliers and REALLY like them. Most of my pliers have the black teflon coating which I like better than the chrome finish.
Here’s a show and tell video I put together a few years ago that showcases a couple of different NWS pliers styles:
Now that Lee Valley has started carrying these pliers, I will probably buy a few more sizes or styles. Other USA distributors don’t always have every SKU in stock, which means you might have to wait a while after ordering before the pliers around. For one order I had to wait 6 weeks or so until everything arrived.
It looks like Lee Valley is carrying NWS combination pliers, long nose pliers, water pump pliers, cutters, and our favored Fantastico high leverage wire cutters. Their prices on sets and individual pliers are good, and we hope that sales prompt Lee Valley to expand their offerings.
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