What tool to cut off welded rings from jigs?

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2nd with the Lowe’s small bolt cutter. Cheap and cuts hooks and rings like butter.

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I agree completely, but for me work tools are separate from fishing tools.
This just crossed my mind and I’m curious what y’all think.

anyone any really invest in expensive tools with fishing? Reels and rods aside, but how many of you take the effort to go out and get titanium pliers, that fog knot thingie, high end crimping tools... that type of stuff. I’ve always used the bare standards of half day deckhand stuff, just because it worked for me when I was doing that stuff and it covered all my bases. Now I haven’t found the need to improve it as it still works for me, I did add a braid cutter to the mix though.

So what tools in the OPs post would you use, that would make a big difference to you.
 
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I have all kinds of specialty tools in my tackle bag: HPA, Texas Tackle and Pit Bull split ring pliers, Pit Bull spectra cutters, Boomerang snips, Cembre Agil-E wire cutters (work great on heavy mono/fluoro too), hell, I even have a pair of Crescent 52910N's just for loosing stuck reel seats. I even take 3 crimpers (2 are Nicopress) and probably more. If someone on the boat has something that I don't that would be useful, I order it. I've ordered stuff while on the boat and had it waiting for me when I got home.
 
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I have all kinds of specialty tools in my tackle bag: HPA, Texas Tackle and Pit Bull split ring pliers, Pit Bull spectra cutters, Boomerang snips, Cembre Agil-E wire cutters (work great on heavy mono/fluoro too), hell, I even have a pair of Crescent 5291N's just for loosing stuck reel seats. I even take 3 crimpers (2 are Nicopress) and probably more. If someone on the boat has something that I don't that would be useful, I order it. I've ordered stuff while on the boat and it waiting for me when I got home.
Yep....I love specialty tools....
 
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Chucker o’ Jigs said:
So what tools in the OPs post would you use, that would make a big difference to you.

Jinkai and Nicopress tools

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SnapOn Soft Jaw : Fav tools for cranking down the reel seat rings
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Those Snapons look good. The Crescents are $20.

When I search for them Amazon tells me I bought them in Nov of '16!
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    So what tools in the OPs post would you use, that would make a big difference to you.

    OP here :D

    The tools I find most helpful (and get used the most) while actually fishing are cord-wrapped Channel Lock dykes and duckbills. Other than that, I'd say TT and Halco split ring pliers. I've debated many times whether I dump the heavy Channel Locks for a lightweight all-in-one fishing plier. The duckbills are just too good to give up.

    The tools I use most when at home are a wearable magnifying glass, line winder, rod wrapper, and cheap but super effective thread scissors.

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    OP here :D

    The tools I find most helpful (and get used the most) while actually fishing are cord-wrapped Channel Lock dykes and duckbills. Other than that, I'd say TT and Halco split ring pliers. I've debated many times whether I dump the heavy Channel Locks for a lightweight all-in-one fishing plier. The duckbills are just too good to give up.

    The tools I use most when at home are a wearable magnifying glass, line winder, rod wrapper, and cheap but super effective thread scissors.

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    I carry Channel Lock dykes and duckbills on my belt when fishing. I have multiple pairs of light aluminum pliers but prefer the Channel Locks!
     
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    This just crossed my mind and I’m curious what y’all think.

    anyone any really invest in expensive tools with fishing? Reels and rods aside, but how many of you take the effort to go out and get titanium pliers, that fog knot thingie, high end crimping tools... that type of stuff. I’ve always used the bare standards of half day deckhand stuff, just because it worked for me when I was doing that stuff and it covered all my bases. Now I haven’t found the need to improve it as it still works for me, I did add a braid cutter to the mix though.

    So what tools in the OPs post would you use, that would make a big difference to you.

    I cut lots of rings, so having at least a pair of good bolt cutters was a no brainer for me. The above mentioned Felcos are even better—the rings don’t seem to go flying like they do with bolt cutters.
    Also, looking at the graveyard of crimping/swage tools I have, I’m reminded that it’s better to buy good stuff once than it is to buy just “okay” over and over.
     
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    All great info right there. Now that I can actually afford fun things I’m thinking that some of those aforementioned tools will actually serve a purpose.

    I can’t see the purpose of the bolt cutters though or a reel seat come loose if it’s just tightened down (not hammered down, if y’all have any stories were it happened please do share)... I’ve never crimped my own rigs before but I see a place for that.. split ring pliers were recently acquired. What rings are you cutting? I can’t see it being a surface iron or flat fall that has split rings on it... which brands have a solid ring if they do.

    Screw it let’s go all in on this, what about splicing tools? I’ve never spliced, I’ve always fished solid to an RP to mono, then an Albright or Seguar knot to a flouro leader (of conditions need it), or just straight up tying it straight to a pre made crimp. How many of y’all just try to make a seamless system with essentially no knots on the long range trips? I’ve always fished 33% or so at strike and then what ever full was so far on these local bluefin, never broken a rig but I have pulled hooks when dropping down to a smaller hook.

    What knots do you use differently..
     
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    All great info right there. Now that I can actually afford fun things I’m thinking that some of those aforementioned tools will actually serve a purpose.

    I can’t see the purpose of the bolt cutters though or a reel seat come loose if it’s just tightened down (not hammered down, if y’all have any stories were it happened please do share)... I’ve never crimped my own rigs before but I see a place for that.. split ring pliers were recently acquired. What rings are you cutting? I can’t see it being a surface iron or flat fall that has split rings on it... which brands have a solid ring if they do.

    Screw it let’s go all in on this, what about splicing tools? I’ve never spliced, I’ve always fished solid to an RP to mono, then an Albright or Seguar knot to a flouro leader (of conditions need it), or just straight up tying it straight to a pre made crimp. How many of y’all just try to make a seamless system with essentially no knots on the long range trips? I’ve always fished 33% or so at strike and then what ever full was so far on these local bluefin, never broken a rig but I have pulled hooks when dropping down to a smaller hook.

    What knots do you use differently..

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    Here are the tools I use for tying the FG knot for connecting spectra to mono or FC......Pitbull spectra cutters....Line pullers....knot assist 2.0 tool.....case

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    All great info right there. Now that I can actually afford fun things I’m thinking that some of those aforementioned tools will actually serve a purpose.

    I can’t see the purpose of the bolt cutters though or a reel seat come loose if it’s just tightened down (not hammered down, if y’all have any stories were it happened please do share)... I’ve never crimped my own rigs before but I see a place for that.. split ring pliers were recently acquired. What rings are you cutting? I can’t see it being a surface iron or flat fall that has split rings on it... which brands have a solid ring if they do.

    Screw it let’s go all in on this, what about splicing tools? I’ve never spliced, I’ve always fished solid to an RP to mono, then an Albright or Seguar knot to a flouro leader (of conditions need it), or just straight up tying it straight to a pre made crimp. How many of y’all just try to make a seamless system with essentially no knots on the long range trips? I’ve always fished 33% or so at strike and then what ever full was so far on these local bluefin, never broken a rig but I have pulled hooks when dropping down to a smaller hook.

    What knots do you use differently..

    Well, shoot, I’m helping take an old thread way off course, but anyway...
    I cut off all sorts of rings to replace tired old hooks on all kinds of lures. Some for me, many for others. For example, I doubt I have any sniper-style baits in my collection with stock hooks on them...
    As for splicing, and leader insertions, that’s an area where I don’t have anything fancy—mainly 27# single strand wire, and a few Daho needles to help open up the hollow. My favorite chain, though, from reel to hook is solid braid to an FG connection to fluoro straight to a uni for the hook.
     
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    Here are the tools I use for tying the FG knot for connecting spectra to mono or FC......Pitbull spectra cutters....Line pullers....knot assist 2.0 tool.....case

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    How could I forget the knot pullers?! A definite must have. Those are the brain child of my friend Matt (Tautog_17/ThirtyFathoms). I must admit that I told him there would not be a market for them when he started production. Man, was I wrong!
     
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    I have all kinds of specialty tools in my tackle bag: HPA, Texas Tackle and Pit Bull split ring pliers, Pit Bull spectra cutters, Boomerang snips, Cembre Agil-E wire cutters (work great on heavy mono/fluoro too), hell, I even have a pair of Crescent 52910N's just for loosing stuck reel seats. I even take 3 crimpers (2 are Nicopress) and probably more. If someone on the boat has something that I don't that would be useful, I order it. I've ordered stuff while on the boat and had it waiting for me when I got home.

    When I was in the automotive industry for 25 years.....I was called a tool whore. I made money having correct tool for the job. I apply the same thought with fishing tools. Knipex is the gold standard. Pitbull braid cutters and split ring pliers...awsome.
     
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    How could I forget the knot pullers?! A definite must have. Those are the brain child of my friend Matt (Tautog_17/ThirtyFathoms). I must admit that I told him there would not be a market for them when he started production. Man, was I wrong!
    I told him the exact opposite when we talked about it....I told him there was real need for quality line pullers...just had to hit the sweet spot for pricing.....the 2.0 version pictured are the bomb
     
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