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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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You'll also need a non-contact voltage detector ($10; Photo 1) and a wire strippers ($7).
For engineers on the go, we showcase a wide selection of tools such as cutters, screwdrivers, pliers, wire strippers, measuring tapes, wrenches, and tool bags, available for fast delivery.
Most wire strippers are sized for solid wire, rather than the slightly larger stranded wire used in lamp cords.
of insulation with a wire stripper and twist the wire strands together.
You can use wire strippers, wire cutters or a knife to cut away the sheath--just be sure not to damage the plastic insulation on the individual wires.
Then use a wire stripper to remove insulation from the ends of the three wires.