USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
in electrical work with several thicknesses of friction tape, rubber tape,
or specially manufactured rubber grips. When cutting large material within
the capacity of diagonal cutting pliers (figure 34 on the previous page),
cut with the throat of the jaws, not with the points.
The tendency of
misaligning the jaws will be greatly reduced. Once the jaws are misaligned
(sprung), it will be impossible to cut fine wire. To preserve the life of
slip joint combination pliers (figure 33 on page 50), do not use them on
very hard metal.
Hard metal will wear off the teeth and the pliers will
lose their grip.
Use pliers only for the purpose for which they are
Do not try to increase the leverage of their handles by
lengthening them with sections of pipe or other extensions.
PARALLEL JAWS, FLAT, AND ROUND NOSE PLIERS.