Hog rings pliers are mechanical or automatic hand tools used to open and close hog rings. Hog rigs are metallic rings which connect wire fencing in gardening. Hog rings pliers are normally defined by three physical features: the handles, the pivot and the head jaws. The price of the hog ring pliers is different depending on many different aspects such as the manufacturer, the quality, the head jaws and the mechanism. Read this article to learn more about the prices of hog ring pliers.
Hog ring pliers: The manufacturer
The brand is the first that influences a price. Moreover, it is not only the situation of the hog ring pliers, any product is produced under a brand which has a certain reputation. Certain well-known brands have automatically higher prices although the quality is the same as in other unknown brands. When you compare a price, you should compare a product with similar features from several manufacturers. The origin of the manufacturer is important as well. For example, if the product is produced in Asia the prices will be lower automatically regardless the quality.
Hog rings pliers: The quality of materials
Hog ring pliers, no matter whether they are fencing pliers or jewellery pliers, are manufactured by casting different metals into molds. Normally, producers use steel alloy to make the pliers. To improve strength and prevent corrosion additives such as vanadium or chromium are used. Furthermore, the handles are most of the times covered with softer or insulting materials. Therefore, the price of non-protected hog ring pliers would be lower than that of the insulated ones. Bare hog ring pliers can be bought for £7, in July 2011, and the protected ones can be bought for almost double that price.
Hog ring pliers: The head jaws
Depending on the type of the head jaw the hog ring pliers are more or less expensive. The head jaw can be classified as: straight nose hog ring pliers and bent nose hog ring pliers. The bent nose hog rings pliers are more expensive than the straight nose hog ring pliers regardless the manufacturer.
Hog Ring Pliers: The mechanism
There are pivoting hog rings pliers and spring loaded hog rings pliers. The spring loaded pliers are at least 50% more expensive than the standard hog ring pliers. There are of course the hog ring tools which many consider pliers as well. They are normally pneumatic and cost at least 20 times more than the traditional hog ring pliers. The traditional hog rings pliers can be snap and split hog ring pliers. The snap ones cost up to £100, as in July 2011, while the split ones can cost £15, as in July 2011, at the most.