Stonefo Hackle Pliers

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Stonefo Hackle Pliers

Post by letumgo » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:33 pm

My wife bought me a couple Stonefo hackle pliers for Christmas.

I knew the blue handled model had a swivel (prevents twisting of the hackle), but didn't realize this tool also has a built in spring.

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The spring helps prevent breaking off the hackle, during the wrapping process. I am really impressed with this tool. It works beautifully, and is a nice size (short enough to make wrapping easy, without banging my hand into my overhead tying light).
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This was the other one she gave me.

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This hackle plier grips the hackle tightly, but does not have an "give" so hackle breakage is likely to be a bigger issue. It is a little more challenging to grab the hackle tip with this tool. The one above (blue handle version), is easier for me to use. I will keep playing around with them both, to see what pros/cons of each version.
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Re: Stonefo Hackle Pliers

Post by jcwillow777 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:47 am

I've been using the second pair that you show for several years now. I love them. I love how my finger fits in the hole to wrap hackle, very easy. Just need a light touch.

Let us know how you like the first pair. I have a pair that twists, but has a long handle and I hate them because of the long handle. The handle gets in the way for me. Twisting might work out nice, especially for those hackles that seem to have a mind of their own.

I also use an English style of hackle pliers that I found on Amazon. I love them for wrapping wire when it gets short. I makes helicoptering the wire a breeze with short wire.I love the brass pads on the sides of the pliers, it makes squeezing them a breeze. I have others without the pads and they are just to difficult for me to squeeze.

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