Every electronics assembler, engineer, repair technician and home hobbyist has a pair of pliers in his or her tool box. There are as many different pliers types and styles available as there are applications for them.
Fine electronics work requires a pliers with thin, precise blades for holding and placement of deliciate components. Xuron Corporation’s model 450 TweezerNose is a perfect choice for this type of work. The blades are designed to meet at the tip and close progressively as pressure is applied to the handles. This allows for ‘ tweezer-like’ manipulation and secure hold when working in small spaces.
Maintenance and repair technicians need pliers for pulling, bending and forming wire. A chain nose, like our model 485, is ideal for this purpose due to its wide, flat blades that provide extra surface area for gripping.
Other pliers are are designed for specific tasks. Our model 496 Split Ring Pliers provide an easy solution for opening split rings (used to fasten objects together) and it will eliminate broken finger nails!
Offering the benefit of both a cutter and pliers, the models 475C and 485C Combination Pliers are useful for technicians and/or hobbyists who frequently need both types of tools for a single task, thereby eliminating tool box redundancy.
The application will determine the tool choice, however, there are other factors to consider. How does the tool feel in the hand? Is it well balanced, does it have a return spring, is the grip comfortable? Xuron® brand pliers offer all of the above.
One final note — yes, it is correct to refer to a singular ‘Plier’ as a ‘Pliers’. This is something that has confused us for years and we’re still getting used to it.