Mini Long Nose Pliers
- Long, tapered nose with fine tip
- Crosscut teeth distribute force evenly for sure grip in any direction
- Wire cutter cleanly snips copper, aluminum, and other soft metals
- Recessed coil spring gently assists opening to minimize hand fatigue
- Wide, flat handles with slim, nonslip grips provide comfortable fingertip control
Long, Tapered Nose
Offering extra reach into tight spaces, the long nose tapers from a wide base to a fine tip. To make sure the tip can consistently grasp the tiniest wires or parts, the base of the jaws is relieved with a small gap (0.3 mm +/- 0.1 mm) to prevent contact that would keep the tips from closing tightly together.
Fine Crosscut Teeth
Oriented at 120 degrees to each other—60 degrees to each side of the jaw centerline—the serrations are cut in two passes to form fine, regularly-spaced, diamond-shaped teeth. Unlike single serrations cut straight across the jaw, this pattern creates uniform contact across the jaw surface, allowing you to grasp, pull, and twist evenly in any direction. To maximize the size and usefulness of the contact area, the teeth are cut along the full length of the jaw, not just at the tip.
Built-In Wire Cutters
The second half of a versatile, two-in-one design, the integrated wire cutters cleanly snip soft metal wires like copper, aluminum, brass, and silver in sizes 14-38 AWG.
Recessed Coil Spring
Gently assisting the opening action of pliers, the long-arm coil spring is neatly tucked between handles so it won't get in the way or be accidentally dislodged. The spring itself has a relaxed opening angle of 137 degrees—nearly twice the opening angle of the pliers—so it stays properly tensioned when pliers are fully opened. Coiled twice, it achieves the right balance of the force required to open pliers with that required to close them, greatly improving overall control and reducing hand fatigue.
Wide Profile Handles
Generous in overall size, the handles have a wide, flat profile that creates a large contact area for fingertips to comfortably rest and exert exacting control. Slim vinyl grips add a bit of cushion and a nonslip surface without being bulky.
Formulated for key performance characteristics, our pliers are made from a custom-engineered steel alloy with a high carbon content that strikes an ideal balance between machinability and toughness in its final hardened state (HRC 44-48). This allows for precise machining of tips and edges, strong, well-formed teeth, high hardenability on cutting blades, and minimizes flexing under stress.
The main faces of the head and upper handle get their final surface with an extra fine 320 grit polishing process. Instead of adding a thick lacquer coating that scratches or chips off over time, the surface is protected by an ultra thin layer of dry-to-touch oil that can be maintained and recoated throughout the life of the pliers.
After final assembly and heat treatment, each pliers is individually inspected and tuned for jaw alignment and overall operation, ensuring optimal performance. For pliers with cutting edges, the resulting cut quality is verified on every pliers according to ASME testing procedures.
Mini Long Nose Pliers
|Country of Origin||Taiwan|
|Item Weight||0.2 lb.|