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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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The pliers I carry were a gift from my wife, and far more expensive than any I would buy for myself.
The rationale of this study is to compare the site of bond failure between conventional debonding technique by using debonding plier with base method and crown removing plier so that the clinician can choose the best technique for debonding and for adhesive removal after debonding.
The company now employs more than 400 full-time associates and manufacturers more than 100 different sizes and types of pliers and hand tools.
Barnett pliers knife and Cattaraugus Cutlery adjustable wrench knife produced in the early 1900s.
Included in the 1940 catalog were 15 planes, 13 screwdrivers, 10 hammers, nine squares, seven levels and six pairs of pliers.
After I have the trunk done, I usually use pliers to shape the limbs.
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I don't want to use any pliers or tools that will ruin or mar the knurling or finish on the magazine caps
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Included are a Micro-Shear[R] flush cutter to make perfectly square cuts and two variations of pliers: one long needle-nose, which is precise enough to pick up a human hair and strong enough for wire forming, and a flat nose pliers that is ideally suited for holding, bending and forming.
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.