pliers

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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.
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This means tighten it firmly with your fingers, then use your adjustable pliers for another half turn.
With long-handled adjustable pliers, grasp the shower arm up close to the wall and turn it counterclockwise to remove it (Photo 6).

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