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Types of pliers and cutters
Now we will take a look at the types of ESD pliers and cutters which are available.
So called simply because the cutting edge is close to the side of the jaws.
One of the side cutters in the Sensoplus ESD range (the 3782D) has a wire catch facility.
This traps and retains the loose cut end of the wire – very convenient if you don’t want loose ends of cut wire floating around in your expensive and delicate equipment.
Oblique cutters have their cutting edge at 90 degrees to the axis of the jaws – they cut end on.
Oblique tip cutters
These have the cutting edges at the end of the pliers jaws, it is also angled and as can be seen in the picture, is useful for getting in to cut components from a board.
Snipe nosed pliers
Its obvious now isn't it? Ideal for probing and picking things up to put in, or take from, small places.
Snipe nose pliers in the ESD and precision ranges have no cutting edges. There is a version available with a bent nose for angle access. Smooth or serrated jaw versions are available for non marking use or to give enhanced grip respectively.
Flat nosed pliers
These have more gripping area at the tip than snipe nose pliers.
Smooth or serrated jaw versions are available for non marking use or to give enhanced grip respectively.
Needle nose pliers
These are similar to snipe nose pliers, but the jaws are finely ground to a round shape.
They still have a flat gripping area inside the jaws and are designed for very intricate work.
Round nose pliers
The jaws on these pliers are completely round and conically ground.
They are typically used for bending wires into a circle for connection or a controlled radius for routing the wire.
Wire stripping pliers
As the name suggests they are for stripping the sheathing off wires.
They are adjustable to different wire sizes using the internal brass adjustment screw.
Those are the types of pliers we have available, so now lets have a look at the actual ranges.