This section provides an overview for precision pliers as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 precision pliers manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Precision pliers (micro nippers) are a type of nippers that can cleanly cut wires and wires, and are used to cut thin wires, also called micro nippers.
They are used for detailed work such as modeling and circuit making. They have thin blades and are small and lightweight types, making them easy to use even when there is little clearance.
There are straight blades, round blades, spring-loaded types, and spring-less types, with overall sizes ranging from 100 to 120 mm and weights from 50 to 100 g.
The choice should be made in consideration of the purpose of use, conditions, and materials to be cut.
Precision pliers are suitable for precision work related to precision electronics and communication equipment, such as wiring thin wires, cutting leads of mounted parts when assembling circuit boards, cutting jumper wires and Teflon-coated wires, cutting off and deburring plastic part runners when building plastic models and radio-controlled cars, and removing burrs. They are also used for cutting small objects in a limited space, such as cutting support materials for DIY and 3D printer output products and accessory production.
It is necessary to understand the features and differences of precision pliers depending on the shape of the blades and whether they are spring loaded or not, and to select the right one for the purpose.
There are two types of blades: round type blades and straight type blades. The round type blade has an oval surface and can cut close to the base of the object to be cut, making it suitable for detailed work such as separating parts of plastic models.
The straight type blade has a straight surface to make the cut flat.
Some blades are equipped with a return spring to allow the blade to open naturally after it has closed after cutting. This is convenient because there is no need to reopen the blade after cutting, but it has the disadvantage of taking up storage space.
The key points in selecting nippers are the material to be cut (iron, copper, resin, piano wire, etc.) and the diameter of the material. The cutting ability of the nippers should be checked and selected accordingly.
Nippers with an elastomer grip made of a conductive polymer with anti-static properties are suitable for cutting around circuit boards.
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