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pliers

[plī′ərz]
small tong-jawed pincers for bending metals or holding small objects. Various forms are often used in dentistry.

pliers

(plī′ĕrz)
1. Commonly, a scissor-action, pointed-jawed tool for bending or cutting metal wires or grasping small objects.
2. In dentistry, a variety of instruments that have been shaped or adapted for special uses such as cutting arch wires or metal clasps, shaping metal crown details, applying cotton pledgets or rolls, carrying metal foils, tying ligatures, and placing or removing matrix bands.

pliers,

n a tool of pincer design with jaws of varying shapes; used for holding, bending, stretching, contouring, and cutting.
pliers, contouring,
n a set of pliers with jaws curved to permit developing tooth contours in banding metal.
pliers, cotton,
n a slender, tweezerlike instrument used to hold cotton pellets or pledgets, apply medicaments, and carry small objects to and from the oral cavity.
pliers, stretching,
n pliers whose jaws are designed as a hammer and anvil, with the handles sufficiently long to develop a high leverage ratio. It is used to enlarge metal bands (gold, aluminum, copper) or to thin the contact area of matrix bands.
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Those with the cutters on the side, or those that have the cutters inside the pliers themselves.
Cross tabulation was done to see frequency of different scores attained by each plier and to compare efficacy of these two pliers (Table 2).
Potential licensees in the hand tools industry are currently being targeted as candidates to eventually commercialize the Master Pliers on a worldwide basis.
In fact, according to one farmer I worked for, the standard tool set was a hammer, pair of pliers, screwdriver or two and an angle wrench.
After I have the trunk done, I usually use pliers to shape the limbs.
The company turns out a variety of crimping tools, wire and cable strippers, cable cutters, punch down tools, telephone tools, electric cable cutters, cable tie tools, terminal crimping tools, pliers (nippers) in general, cutting pliers and locking pliers in compliance with international standards and ISO 9001.
Today, Channellock's catalog includes a wide range of pliers, but the company has remained true to the core values established by its founder, George DeArment, which included putting a high value on the excellence of his product.
You definitely don't want to use regular pliers with serrated steel jaws as that will definitely damage the magazine caps.
He saw what appears to be a giant pair of pliers about to strike a chimney of one of the homes in the terraced street.
If the eye leans to one side, come straight down on it with a small needlenosed pliers, clamp down and roll the pliers like a lever to bend the eye toward center.
Needle-nosed pliers are the tool most often used to straighten pins.
Determined to create a combination of a pocket knife and pliers tool in one compact unit, the engineers at Leatherman[R] resorted back 25 years to the original design of the PST in hopes of revising the look and implementing compact functionality.