A tiny pair of such cutting blades may be included in ordinary (holding/squeezing) pliers. Pincers are tools with comparable heads that are used for cutting and tugging rather than squeezing. Tongs are tools that are used to properly handle heated things. They have soft, flexible wires or metal strips attached to their ends that can be bent to fit around objects to manipulate them.
Tongs were originally designed for use by goldsmiths when heating metals to work with precision and style. But today they're used by chefs, mechanics, and hobbyists who need to access tight spaces where regular pruning knives cannot go.
The word "tong" comes from the Chinese word dang, which means "to bend."
In British English, the term pinchger is used to describe someone who uses pincers. In American English, however, we usually call these people's tools pliers.
Normal scissors are a type of knife used to cut paper, cloth, and other thin materials. So if you see people using something that looks like a pair of scissors but it isn't made out of scissors then it must be some other kind of tool. For example, paper snips are a type of tool used to cut paper.
Pliers are a type of hand tool used to securely grip items. They may have evolved from tongs used to handle heated metal in Bronze Age Europe. They may also be used to bend and compress a variety of materials. There are several types of pliers including bench vises, slipjoints, and half-inch (12mm) flatware.
Benches vises are two-piece units consisting of a jaw and a handle attached to each other by a pin or screw. The jaws close when the handles are squeezed together. Bench vises are useful for gripping small objects. Slipjoints are one piece of steel with a slot cut into it. One end is closed while the other is open. The two ends are joined by a hinge so that they can be folded against each other. When pressure is applied to the closed end of the slipjoint, it opens up and secures its grip on an object. Half-inch (12mm) flatware is simply called "flat" or "half-inch" pliers. These are essential for repairing leather shoes and other products that are held together with straps or buttons. They are also useful for opening hard-to-reach bottle caps and closing jar lids.
Slipjoint pliers are best for making tight bends in wire because there is less chance of the joint breaking.
Pliers with a cutting blade on one side of the jaws; used for trimming wires and other small objects.
Blades. The diagonal cutting pliers' sharp cutting blades are located on the inner edges of the jaws. The jaws' force propels them through the material being cut. The term "side" refers to the outer edge of the tool where the blade is located.
The basic side-cutting tool is the sidecutter. This tool has two parallel, sharp-edged blades mounted on the ends of the handles. They cross each other at a right angle, forming a v-shape when viewed from the top. Sidecutters are used for trimming sheet metal, wood, and plastic. They can also be used to remove small wires or cables. The thin, sharp blades of a sidecutter are very useful for cutting materials that are inaccessible to other trimming tools. For example, they are perfect for cutting through the bumper of a car to release an stuck seat belt retractor.
Side-cutting pliers are different from standard pair of pliers in that they have two separate handles instead of one. This allows you to use both hands while performing cutting tasks. Also, the closer together the handles are held, the more pressure is applied to the object being trimmed. Holding the handles apart reduces the pressure on the object.
Pliers in this category do not cut and may only be used to grip items of varied thicknesses. Groove joints, slip-joints, and locking pliers are popular versions (without wire cutters). These tools are useful for pulling nails, screws, or other small items.
Other names for these tools include allen wrenches, socketwrenchers, and nutdrivers.
They are used to turn nuts and bolts using a standard socket (or other tool designed to fit into their opening). The tool can then be used to turn other objects with a matching size hole/socket.
The most important thing when using any type of gripping tool is to use proper technique. If not, you could damage the tool itself or even injure your hand! It's best to start with one object and then move on to another piece of equal size/shape.
For example, if you were trying to remove a bolt from its housing with a screwdriver then it would be wrong to use your finger as a lever to pry it out. This could cause you pain or even leave you with a damaged finger.
Instead, use the handle of the tool to lift it up high enough so that you can grab the head of the bolt with your other hand and pull it out.
This configuration offers a mechanical advantage, allowing the force of the hand's grasp to be magnified and precisely focused on an item. There are two types of pliers: straight-tip and bent-tip.
Straight-tip pliers have one fixed blade and one movable blade that can be closed around an object. When opened, the tips are parallel and close to each other. Bent-tip pliers have two fixed blades that bend away from each other when closed. They are useful for bending thin wire, cloth, and plastic tubing.
Mechanical pliers are identical to their electric counterpart with the exception that they utilize mechanical components to operate instead of motors or batteries. These tools are available in all standard configurations as well as many specialty designs for particular applications. Mechanical pliers are great for use where there is a power shortage (such as in remote areas where electricity is provided by solar panels), for work with hot materials (such as during welding), or for people who prefer not using electricity.
Mechanical tools are also much less expensive than their electric counterparts, so they tend to be preferred by students and do-it-yourselfers who want quality equipment at a reasonable price.