The MAC TOOLS 9" Locking Parrot Pliers perform well for variety of repairs—thanks to it's uniquely angled saw teeth—such as sway-bar link removal, rounded bolts, suspension adjustments and shocks with top nuts(for Jeep Wranglers) when the shocks spin while loosening nut . I've owned them for a few months now and have used them primarily for sway-bar link removal—just as they're advertised. I don't think there is another tool that could work as well for that job(especially when the center hex on the stud is rounded). Typically for sway-bar link removal, part of the challange is fitting locking pliers behind the threads to keep the nut from spinning. Naturally, like any other locking pliers, as the teeth begin to wear the locking ability of the pliers begins to slip. Sure, they still work well but not as effectively as they once were. Like most locking pliers, they have an adjustable knob on the backside.
They cost $35.99 and are available from a MAC Tools distributor or from MAC's website.
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