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ReadyMax offers hand tools with built-in lights

on August 10, 2014 9:00 am

When you’re using a pair of pliers in a dimly lit area, a flashlight can be real handy. But holding a flashlight in one hand while using the pliers in the other hand can be both inconvenient and awkward. An alternative could be a hands-free head lamp, but then you still have use two devices instead of one. A better solution might be a pair of pliers with a built in flashlight like the ReadyMax NightHawk Outdoor Pliers. These 7″ pliers are made of aluminum with Tungsten Carbide jaws and feature a waterproof sealed LED flashlight that is powered by three standard #392 watch batteries. Now you can shine a light on your work with the press of a button.

ReadyMax NightHawk Outdoor Pliers are available for $39.99, with even more light enabled tools coming soon.


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    meistervu says:

    What do they think of next? A hammer with a built in light? A shovel?

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    I think this is a good idea. If you’ve ever tried to work under a sink or back in a cabinet where you need some light, but there’s not room for a second person to be holding a light for you, a light on the tool itself would be welcome.

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    @meistervu I want a self-hammering hammer and a self-shoveling shovel… both with lights!

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    @Charles those look very similar to the ReadyMax tools. I wonder if they are just rebranded…

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    RainyDayInterns says:

    Now if only they can put a light at the tip of tiny screwdrivers :-)

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    @RainyDayinterns Genius idea! Haven’t seen you in a long time. Hope all is well.

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    meistervu says:

    Yes, just like the saying goes, “everything is better with butter.” One can also make the argument that “every tool is better with light.”

    Many compact cordless drivers and drills now has a built in light. It’s not a gimmicky feature according to many contractors I talked to.

    But the thing about pliers is that you don’t use them very often, let alone in a dark place, but if you do, you are most likely a professional, in which case you are very particular about their pliers.

    Specs alone, these pliers (the one shown here and others at their website), looks great, and they are reasonably priced if they are well made. I would consider them on those merits, and the lights are just cream on the top. But a typical buyers may think otherwise.

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