Long Nose with Wire Cutters
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. 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.
Flat Nose with Broad Jaws
Made for sure handling of thin parts and sheet stock, the broad, flat jaws have large contact faces that hold work pieces much more securely than fine-tipped pliers and provide extra control and leverage for pulling, positioning, or bending. The straight, 90-degree edges along the sides and tip allow you to start a bend at an exact spot and form crisp corners. To ensure the tip can consistently grasp the thinnest 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.
Semi-Flush Cut Diagonal Cutters
With a fine, shallow bevel at the face, these blades produce a refined semi-flush cut that's suited to precision work. Induction-hardened to a very hard HRC 60-63 for performance and long life, the cutting edges cleanly snip soft metal wires like copper, aluminum, brass, and silver in sizes 14-38 AWG and neatly trim plastic parts and ties. To allow clearance for fingers, the cutting face is offset to 15 degrees from the handle.
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.
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 Pliers Set, 3-Piece (Long Nose, Flat Nose, Cutting)
|A. Length||5.1 in.|
|B. Width||3.6 in.|
|C. Height||0.6 in.|
|D. Jaw Length||0.9 in.|
|E. Blade Length||0.32 in.|
|Country of Origin||Taiwan|