USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
DIAGONAL AND SIDE CUTTING PLIERS.
(4) Parallel Jaws, Flat, and Round Nose Pliers (figure 35 on the
following page). These pliers are used to bend or form metal into various
shapes and to work in limited spaces.
The nose is made in a variety of
widths and lengths. The parallel jaws pliers are supplied with or without
(5) Special Purpose Pliers (figure 36 on page 53). Some pliers are
made for specific jobs, such as the brake spring pliers, glass holding and
breaking pliers, ignition pliers, battery terminal pliers, and brake key and
snap ring pliers.
(6) Tongs (figure 37 on page 54).
Tongs differ according to their
use. The blacksmith's tongs are used for picking up and holding hot metal.
The straight lip, flat jaw tongs are used to hold bearings and bearing
inserts, while setting them in place.
(1) Pliers. When using pliers, keep your fingers away from the jaws
and cutting edges.
Make sure the hinge or joint is tight before using
pliers. Insulate handles of pliers when using them