USING CUTTING NIPPERS - Continued
Place the cutting edge (1) of the nippers over the
nail, wire, rivet, or bolt (2) that is to be cut flush with.
Squeeze the handles (3) together slowly, exerting
enough pressure to cut the materials.
File cut edge smooth to prevent injury.
CARE OF SHEARS AND NIPPERS
Keep tools clean at all times. Lubricate the pivot
screw or bolt with a drop of light oil.
Remove rust with a fine aluminum-oxide abrasive
Apply a thin film of oil on tools to prevent rust, and
hang tools on hooks or place them on a shelf when
not in use.
Do not throw cutting tools together in a box where
the cutting edges may be damaged.
Do not use the shearing machine table as a stor-
age place for other tools and work.
Do not attempt to cut material heavier than the
tools or machines are designed to handle.
Do not use shears or nippers as hammers or pry
bars, as they are easily damaged.
Dull shears can usually be sharpened on an
oilstone or with a file.
Do not grind shears if sharpening is all that
is necessary. Most shears become use-
less after two or three grindings.
Grind the shears and nippers only if the cutting
edges become nicked, damaged, or distorted from
improper sharpening or prolonged use.
For long-term storage, coat tools with a rust-
preventive compound and store in a dry place
where the cutting edges will not come in contact
with other metal objects.