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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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He boasted that all he needed was "a hacksaw and a pair of pliers.
I'm sure that with a bit of Polyfilla, he could have furnished me with an implant that would have done the job perfectly well, though I am not so sure I would have trusted him to do the earlier extraction with a pair of pliers.
The thieves left quite a bit of metal behind and we also found a pair of pliers and a hacksaw on the ground, so they may well have been disturbed and got away in a hurry," added Mr Probert.
While a welder should always wear heavy-duty gloves, metal should be picked up with a pair of pliers, not directly with the hands.
Avoiding marks made by pliers The jaws on a pair of pliers can mark soft woods or other softer materials when being used on them.
It might be possible to use this phenomenon as a fine laboratory pair of pliers to control superfine particles in the long-term future," he added.
Some people buy an inexpensive pair of pliers thinking they are saving money.
2 Carefully open the jump rinse with a pair of pliers.
make successful repairs using glue, tape, cord, wire, dowels, nuts and bolts); construct useful items out of coat hangers, old care parts, 2 x 4s, wooden dowels, nails, rebar, coffee cans, and other readily available materials); "Makeshift Workshop Skills For Survival And Self-Reliance" even shows how to build a homemade forge out of an old barbeque, perform soldering using a road flare, and do quick weld repairs using care batters, jumper cables, and a pair of pliers.
Oliver, 34, is seen holding down the terrified beast as a US cowboy goes to work with a pair of pliers - using no anaesthetic.
Police confiscated the man's belongings which included an American passport, a black backpack, a pair of pliers, a camera and two $100 bills, the newspaper reported.
He slaughters using improvised weapons such as a syringe, a power-saw and a pair of pliers.