What tools do you recommend for replacing kiln heating elements?
Vice-grips locking pliers are useful in element repair. We use them in the kiln factory. Hold the barrel element connector with Vice-grips as you tighten the element screw with a nut driver.
The Vice-grips jaws should have sharp serrations. Worn serrations will not hold the element connector properly. The connector will spin unless gripped with very firm pressure or unless your kiln has heavy-gauge elements.
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