Useful for detail work, these pliers have long, slender jaws divided into five zones, each suited to a different range of tasks. Starting at the tips, the toothed jaw section provides good grip, followed by smooth jaw surfaces useful for bending material with reduced risk of marring. A small gap in the middle of the jaws (sometimes called a "burner hole") has toothed sidewalls for a firm bite on round materials.
Next to the hinge, the robust side-cutter has induction-hardened, double-bevelled edges capable of cutting wire or small nails and screws. The jaw recess opposite the side-cutter has a pattern of points and flats to engage nuts or bolts from 3/8" to 3/4".
The pliers are available in 6-3/4" or 8" lengths, with straight jaws or with offset tips that provide leverage for prying or clearance when working flush to a surface. The small pliers have 2" long jaws tapering to 1/8" at the tip, with a 2-3/4" maximum opening. The large pliers have 2-7/8" jaws that taper to 3/16" and open to 3-1/4".
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