USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
short cutting edges near the hinge for cutting wire. The slip joint permits
adjustment and wider opening of the jaws. The jaws have serrations or teeth
SLIP JOINT COMBINATION PLIERS.
(2) Diagonal Cutting Pliers (figure 34 on the following page).
Diagonal cutting pliers have short jaws with the cutting edges at a slight
They are used for cutting soft wire and stock and for removing
cotter pins. They are also used for cutting cotter pins to desired lengths
and for spreading the ends after the pin is inserted through a hole.
(3) Lineman's Side Cutting Pliers (figure 34).
cutting pliers are used for cutting wire and peeling insulation. The flat
serrated jaws are also used to twist wire ends together in making splices.