Have you ever been in a sticky situation where you want to pull something out but don’t have the strength to do it? We can all pretty much relate to a situation like that from time to time. This is the reason why pliers were made. In Malaysia, the most commonly used pliers are the slip-joint pliers and needle-nose pliers. But we may not know of some effective pliers used for other use specific procedures. Here are 4 types of pliers that you need to have in your toolbox.
Alright, when we think about pliers, the first picture that comes to your mind would be the traditional pliers or commonly called slip-joint pliers. The beauty of these pliers is that they are perfect for gripping, cutting, holding, and twisting. The key to these pliers is their rigidity and strength in holding on to nuts, bolts, and wires. Versatile and easy to use, these pliers are able to cut through wires thanks to the wire-stripper in the middle of the plier’s mouth. Grips on the handle also allow for easy access of the pliers when in use so you don’t drop them.
When dealing with electricals, there is one type of pliers that you must have – wire-stripper pliers. Of course, we could use a slip-joint pliers to remove the wire jacket but wire-stripper pliers make the job so much easier. These pliers allow you to remove the rubber protective layer on the wire to expose the copper on the inside with pinpoint precision. Perfect for those who love to DIY your electrical circuits and so on.
Much like slip-joint pliers, needle-nose pliers are apt at gripping anything from wires to pins and jewellery. Easy to manipulate and perfect for tiny spaces, needle-nose pliers can easily squeeze into crevices and cracks. You can use them to retrieve your tiny valuables that have fallen into small spaces. Keep one in your car and you will find it handy in times of need. Generally, needle-nose pliers are smaller in size than slip-joint pliers. Their small size makes them handy enough to bring around anywhere. Be sure to get the one that comes with a wire cutter in the middle of its mouth so you can multitask.
Not usually thought of as a type of pliers, hole-punchers are also perfect for your toolbox. These bad boys provide a simple solution for creating holes and indents into surfaces where it is needed. Not just on paper, hole-punchers can also be used on leather (belts), cardboard (boxes), and much more. The reason why hole-punchers are categorized as pliers is thanks to their handles that resemble plier-like apparatus. Nowadays, there are hole-punchers with multiple sized holes for various for a variety of different uses.
Now that you know more about pliers and the varieties, you may want to populate your toolbox with some of these awesome tools. Some suggestions to other tools include hammers, saws, glue guns, and drills.