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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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Tenders are invited for Supply (C): Rescue Equipments: Hand tool sets: Pliers 8( Tapaiia or eqvt) Vise grip 10 (Tapaiia or cqvt) Bolt cutter 14M& 30 Chisel for concrete Taparia or eqvl).
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The city's efforts to fight gangs, then, would be like a single vise grip.
Throughout Los Angeles and California, public-employee unions have used their vise grip on elected officials to ratchet up ever-grander wage and benefits packages, with pensions, health plans and other perks that simply don't exist in the private sector.
Or with the slow torture of a dozen birdie opportunities missed because the vise grip of Sunday pressure cuts off the blood supply to your muscles and your imagination?
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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.
Beyond this, whatever works, Vise Grips, pipe wrench, anything that will give you good leverage.
The safety guard's gone from his grinding machine He got a stiff paint brush he only sorta got clean He's the hired man, my neighbor and a cousin in law He's a jerry riggin' fool, he got the tool for the job Well it's vise grips for pliers, and pliers for a wrench A wrench for a hammer, hammer's everything else It just don't seem to make much difference I sure do like him but he's hard on equipment.