Hey there, Wire Weavers! Today I’m going to show you how to quickly and easily replace your nylon jaws. My old EuroTool nylon jaw pliers were very heavily worn from straightening large gauges wires. Those pliers are about 15 years old and I don’t even remember when I last changed the jaws. But I got some replacement jaws recently. And I thought I’d show you how quick and easy it is to replace them. This is a useful tool maintenance trick that will save you a lot of time and headaches. Your nylon jaw pliers will always work best with fresh nylon pads.
My nylon jaw pliers are among the hardest working tools in my kit. And I really should change the jaws more frequently. So should you. Let’s get right to it!
Replacement Pads for EuroTool Nylon Jaw Pliers
My pliers are the original EuroTool nylon jaw pliers. EuroTool later came out with a narrow jaw version. So, it’s important to be aware that the replacement parts are not interchangeable. The regular size pliers, like mine, have a jaw that is about 11mm wide. And the nylon pads are secured to the pliers with two small screws on each pad.
The narrow jaw pads are attached to the pliers with just a single screw. I’ve provided links below to both the pliers and the correct replacement pads for each model.
Tools Needed to Replace Your Nylon Jaws
You’ll need a small flat head screwdriver and/or a small Philips head screwdriver. It depends on whether or not your current pads are attached with nylon screws or steel screws. Either way, it’s always a good idea to have a good set of precision screwdrivers handy. They’re great for doing this sort of routine tool maintenance.
How to Replace Your Nylon Jaws
Replacing the nylon pads on your pliers is super simple. Just remove the screws from the pads that you’re replacing and pop the old jaws off of the pliers. The new jaws fit very snugly. So, if you have trouble getting them on, try sliding them on from the front of the pliers. Watch me demonstrate that technique in the video below.
If your replacement jaws came with steel screws, you do not need to pre-drill holes in the nylon pads. Just twist the screws directly into the nylon pads and be very careful to avoid overtightening the screws. I talk a bit more about that in the video below. So, be sure to watch it now if you have any questions about how to replace your nylon jaws.
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If you’re like me, you’ll probably forget where you found the right replacement pads for your pliers. So, be sure to pin this post. That way you can refer back to it the next time you need to replace your nylon jaws.