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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.
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Use a locking pliers at the base of the old fill valve (inside the tank) to keep it from spinning as you remove the locknut (on the outside of the tank) with an adjustable pliers.
This means tighten it firmly with your fingers, then use your adjustable pliers for another half turn.
Just remove the old head using a long-handled adjustable pliers.

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