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Needle-nose locking pliers:

Needle-nose locking pliersFive Tools Every Boater Should Carry: Needle-nose locking pliers:

If you’re even a middling fix-it-yourselfer, you know the value of needle-nose pliers: They grip small things that normal pliers cannot. But their grip can be tenuous, and when you’re extracting that cotter pin or screw and are sure you’ve got it, you often relax your grip, and the item disappears into the nether regions. That won’t happen with locking needle-nose pliers. They grab and hold even in difficult-to-reach areas, and won’t relax their grip until you make them. An 8-inch model shouldn’t run you more than $20, but beware of cheap versions whose jaws don’t properly align and whose mechanisms wear out