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Old 08-29-2013, 06:55 PM
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Nice....but do they have a lifetime warranty??......
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:28 PM
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Nice....but do they have a lifetime warranty??......
I would assume so. All of their other products have their lifetime warranty. I think there is a small fee to replace the jaws, which they also charge for their pliers and the nippers.

Otherwise, the tool itself should be covered.

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If they're well made you'll never have to replace them. We use those gold, carbide tipped needle drivers day in and out for years until we've worn out the carbide from thousands of needles or they're bent too far out to fix. The new carbide teeth will tear into the fly's hackle unless it's worn down a bit. This is how I like my forceps, with just enough grip to work but not enough to tear your productive flies. I also prefer the ones with finger holes that I can hang on to on the stream. Those with just handles need leashes when your hands are cold and wet or when you drop them. When you see the Swiss or German made forceps selling upwards of $200, then the American Abels seem like a sweet deal.
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I would assume so. All of their other products have their lifetime warranty. I think there is a small fee to replace the jaws, which they also charge for their pliers and the nippers.

Otherwise, the tool itself should be covered.

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Matched set of overpriced fingernail clippers and needle nose pliers

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I am a sucker for Abel gear because it is bombproof and works exceptionally well, but I just cannot figure out how I would use these? They look like overkill for most trout, and I go with the pliers for steelhead. I agree they look cool and are probably made very well, but for those of you that have them, how are you using them and are they worth it?
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Maybe if hospitals start using Abel hemos I'll own a pair... Until then I'll just have to continue using the ones that weren't needed to save someone's life...
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:51 PM
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Maybe if hospitals start using Abel hemos I'll own a pair... Until then I'll just have to continue using the ones that weren't needed to save someone's life...
But you must first come to the acceptance the process of removing a size 22 barbless midge from a 8" brook trout requires precision. Clipping off an artery well clearly that is in a much less sophisticated arena

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I got a pair for Christmas from my best bud. I never would have bought a pair but they are damn nice and I'm happy to have them. I'm like the above poster that questions how I'll use them, because they are bigger than my regular hemes that I use for trout and I use pliers for steelhead. But I really think they'd work well for both steel and trout and I plan on using them for both A nice to have piece of Abel equipment.
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I'd have to attach those to a zinger attached to a retractor attached to a safety chain. ; l

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