yup i now totally understand why specialty tools that are suggested, should be used. i was working on a lg washer, changed both pumps and just needed to replace the door boot. got the thing all on and just needed to put on the spring clamp, realized that while i was getting my tools in order at the house., i set the spring wrench down cuz i was distracted by the kids and left it sitting there. so i thought damn i dont wanna go get it, so dumbass , i grabbed the needle nose pliers, i had it almost where i needed it and the pliers slipped out of the spring. my hand flew up and hit something not sure what. so then i though ok so ill just get it this time, mean while i look at my hand and realize i am bleeding profusely, so i calmly walk to the bathroom and look for papertowel or something but couldnt find anything so i walk into the kitchen where the homeowner was. needless to say 13 stitches in my thumb later. i will no longer be borrowing my husbands tool i will be buying my own that stays in the toolbox.