What is a plier?
Pliers are a hand tool used to hold or cut different materials. They are also used for bending and compressing a range of materials.
How does it work?
Pliers are usually made up of a pair of metal levers joined together at a fulcrum. The fulcrum is positioned closer to one end of the levers to create a short jaw on one side, and longer handles on the other side. This arrangement creates a mechanical advantage, allowing the force of the hand's grip to be amplified and focused on an object with precision.
What are the types of Klein pliers?
Side-cutting pliers: Klein side-cutting pliers are used to cut ACSR, screws, nails and most hardened wire.
Diagonal-cutting pliers: Klein diagonal-cutting pliers are pliers intended for cutting wire. They are defined by the cutting edges of the jaws that intersects the joint rivet at an angle.
Long-nose pliers: Klein long-nose pliers are both cutting and holding pliers. They are usually used by artisans, jewelry designers, electricians, and network engineers to bend, re-position and snip wire.
Special use pliers: special use pliers feature different jaw types that are designed for cutting plastic, nails, or wires. Some are also designed specifically conduit locknut and reaming purposes.
Split-joint pliers: Klein split-joint pliers are pliers whose fulcrum can be moved to increase the size range of their jaws.
Pump pliers: Klein pump pliers are a type of slip-joint plier that has serrated jaws generally set 45 to 60 degrees from the handles. The lower jaw can be moved to a number of positions by sliding it along a tracking section under the upper jaw.