Impressive Vise-Grip Tales


Pick your Vice

Last year, vise-grip manufacturer Irwin held a contest called “Tell Us Your Vise-Grip Story” where people share their personal experience of using the tool. They’ve chosen 3 finalists, one of which is this one by Bryan from Chesapeake, VA:

As a US Navy spine surgeon, I routinely deal with dozens of different types of screws, rods and bolts that have been implanted into the spine. Each manufacturer has their own unique tools to insert and remove their specific hardware. While deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I did not have access to these specialized tools. I did however have some Vise-Grips that could be sterilized and used to emergently remove the screws and rods from this infected solider’s spine.

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Magnetic Duct-Tape


Much Better Than A Sticky Pickle

What’s better than duct-tape? Magnetic duct-tape! It couldn’t be any easier or more versatile: Just stick a few centimeters of the 19mm (3⁄4″) wide patented magnetic tape to the back of your photos, posters, calendars, etc. and a matching piece on the wall, the sloped ceiling, the fridge door, office cupboard, memo board, etc. The tape strips will stick to each other magnetically. And can be just as easily taken off again.

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