TYPES AND USES - Continued
Some nippers have adjusting screw stops in the handle
and adjustable jaws. Others have detachable jaws with
compound leverage and come with three extra pairs of
jaws. Cutting nippers range in size from 5-1/2 to 15
incheslong and up to 1-3/4 inches in jaw widths.
Cutting nippers are available with integral or detachable
cutters. They are used to cut wire, light metal bars, bolts,
nails, and to cut protruding metal flush with a surface.
Keep fingers, hands, and other parts of the body
Always steady the work that is to be cut.
clear of the cutting edges of bench shears, the
shearing machine, hand shears, and nippers.
After use, be sure to hang the tools or store them in
their proper place.
Do not carry shears or nippers in your pocket.
USING CUTTING NIPPERS
WEAR EYE PROTECTION AND WATCH
Place the wire (1) on the table. Measure the section
to be cut off. Mark it with pencil, chalk, soapstone or
other suitable marking piece (2).
Take the nippers (3) in the right hand and place the
cutting edge on the mark.
Left-handed people will reverse this
Squeeze the handles together slowly, exerting
enough pressure to cut the wire.
Repeat procedure for as many pieces of wire as
need to be cut.