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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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If you attempt to remove the bushings from the receiver using a screw driver, if the bushing is staked-in" variety, it'll be be ruined and will have to be destroyed by the pair of vise grips needed to get it unscrewed.
Torture is being decapitated with a dull knife or having someone go to work on your nipples, knuckles, and testicles with a pair of vise grips. Torture leaves the victim dead or permanently deformed or dysfunctional.
Next, I drilled a hole through the main beam down into the skull and then, with a set of vise grips, screwed a galvanized "all-thread," epoxy-coated rod into the hole.
Hold the angle iron jaws by putting them around a piece of square stock the desired size and securing them with a vise grips (Photo 3).
Once establishing eye contact with a likely victim, she locks on like a pair of vise grips. Perfect strangers are drawn to her gaze...
Starting with the slide, put the firing pin and spring in the slide, push down on the firing pin and gently clamp the front of the firing pin with smooth vise grips. Insert the key safety in far enough to be able to put the spring and detent ball in.
Presently, this is accomplished through the use of one of a collection of several possible tools that consists of pipe wrenches, water pump pliers, or vise grips. While this usually results in the job getting accomplished, these tools can often be quite bulky and in the case of pipe wrenches, not even fit within a standard tool bag.
The only practical answer was to place each round in the shell holder, run it up to the top of the press without a die inserted, clamp on with the vise grips, then use the leverage of the handle to separate the case from the bullet.