TYPES AND USES - Continued
STRAIGHT-LIP FLAT-JAW TONGS
WIRE STRIPPERS (MULTIPURPOSE)
The straight-lip flat-jaw tongs have two straight jaws, a
fixed pivot point, and long, straight handles. These
tongs are used to hold bearings and bearing inserts
while setting them in place.
END CUTTING PLIERS
The end cutting pliers are used to crop wire flush to the
working surface. They are designed to keep hands and
fingers safely away from the wire ends.
Wire strippers are used to strip insulation from electrical
cord. When closed around wire, only the insulation is
cut. The wire core remains undamaged.
USING SLIP-JOINT PLIERS
The following procedure for bending the
ends of a cotter pin after installation is not
the only use of slip-joint pliers.
With cotter pin installed, push rounded head of
pin (1) with thumb of one hand. Grasp the long
section of extending cotter pin (2) with pliers, and
bend it back flat against the metal surface or nut.
Grasp the other section of the extending cotter pin
(3) and bend it back flat against the metal surface or