Tools: Retro pliers from the TOH Top 100 Best New Home Products 2013
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Tools: Retro Pliers

Sidewinder Pliers, by Lee Valley
An exact replica of a tool from the 1870s, these cast-carbon-steel pliers have a serpentine handle that works as a fulcrum, making them perfect for pulling tacks or brads. And if you snap one off, the teeth are sharp enough to snip it flush with the floor.
About $15;
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