USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
ADJUSTING FOR PLAY IN ADJUSTABLE WRENCH.
help keep the adjustable jaw from tipping. Reassemble the wrench and prick
punch the wrench adjacent to the tightened axle screw to lock it in
Pliers and Tongs
a. Purpose. Pliers are used for gripping, cutting, bending, forming,
or holding work, and for special jobs. Tongs look like long-handled pliers
and are mainly used for holding or handling hot pieces of metal work to be
forged or quenched, or hot pieces of glass.
b. Types of Pliers. Pliers basically consist of a pair of jaws shaped
for a specific purpose, a pivot or hinge, and a pair of handles. They are
made in many shapes and sizes to handle a variety of jobs.
The size is
determined by the overall length, which usually is 5 to 10 inches.
(1) Slip Joint Combination Pliers (figure 33 on the following page).
Slip joint combination pliers are most commonly used to hold or bend