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pliers

[′plī·ərz]
(design engineering)
A small instrument with two handles and two grasping jaws, usually long and roughened, working on a pivot; used for holding small objects and cutting, bending, and shaping wire.

pliers

A hand tool, pincer-like, with scissors action, usually with serrated jaws; used for gripping, holding, bending, and cutting.
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The JTK-53 offers 114 tools in all, including: a cable stripper for coax/twisted pair; a 3/8" corded drill and drill bit set; fish tape; a hex-blade set; a nutdriver set; seven pairs of pliers; full-size and miniature screwdrivers; a soldering iron; a 14-piece socket set; a staple gun; three wire stripper/crimper/cutter tools; a punchdown tool with 66 and 110 blades; and adjustable wrenches.
The IS40 kit includes the longstanding, number one punch-down tool in the industry, the Harris D814(TM) Impact Tool, Electrician's D-Snips(TM), a cable stripper, the Harris EverSharp(TM) 66/110 combo blade, and the insulated Harris ProbePic.
Its range of new connectivity components includes cord sets; modular jacks; plug kits as well as new accessories including stainless steel faceplates; surface mount boxes; hand tools to crimp either UTP or FTP RJ45 plugs, cable strippers and punch-down connecting equipment to meet the needs of industrial Ethernet (IE) users.