Which pliers to use? Know the types of pliers!

Do you know which pliers to use for each type of service? Do you know the types of pliers? With universal pliers, the electrician can do almost anything in electrical installation, so in this article show the types of pliers and where to use each one.

Types of pliers

We always talk to electricians that the first tool that an electrician needs to have is the universal pliers, which is undoubtedly the tool that will be used the most. But this does not happen only with the electrician, it happens in almost any profession that involves manual work such as mechanic, carpenter, locksmith and others.

So far we have only spoken of the universal pliers, but there are other models of pliers and so we have chosen six types of pliers for various use to show you. So let’s get to know the types of pliers and their functions!

Universal pliers

Let’s start with the universal pliers, the best known. The universal pliers are used to cut, knead, fold, hold and pull. The universal pliers already perform almost everything that needs to be done in the services.

The universal pliers already hold almost everything.

With universal pliers, a screwdriver and a roll of electrical tape, you can already make an electrical installation of a house practically complete, and that is no exaggeration.

Cutting pliers

The cutting pliers only have one function, which is to cut, however the cutting pliers can be used to cut wires, wires, plastic and others. The cutting pliers make cuts very efficiently.

The cutting pliers make cuts very efficiently.

Therefore, if you have cutting pliers in the tool box, you should always use the cutting pliers to perform cuts instead of using universal pliers, using the wrong pliers can end up generating the famous teeth in the pliers.

Half-nose pliers

The tip-tipped pliers are pliers that have functions similar to the universal pliers, with the main difference being the fine tip. With the fine point it is possible to clamp some pieces in places of difficult access. There are several places where the tip of the universal pliers cannot enter and the pliers with a half-pointed tip do not have this difficulty.

With the fine point it is possible to clamp some pieces in places of difficult access.

The shape of the half-cane spout also helps to shape wire and wire to make, for example, an eye that is used to fix rigid threads on screws.

Eye that is used to fix rigid wires to screws.

Water pump pliers

The water pump pliers for having this name, ends up being confused with pliers for hydraulic use, which is not a lie. What few know is that you can also use the water pump pliers to tighten any size of screw or hex nut up to the limit of its opening.

When the water pump pliers are fully opened, we are able to increase the size of the opening that the pliers support. The water pump pliers have grooves on one arm that fit and lock on the other arm of the pliers, so you can adjust the opening of it.

The water pump pliers, confused with pliers for hydraulic use.

Stripping pliers

The stripping pliers are exclusive for electrical work, since the stripping pliers have the main function of stripping cables, which many people call stripping cables. Some models in addition to stripping cables are also able to press terminals, cut and can even cut screws.

The stripping pliers are exclusive for electrical work.

Grip pliers

The pressure pliers have a mechanical and spring system that makes it possible to clamp the parts and apply pressure.

The pressure pliers, it is possible to hold the parts and apply pressure.

The pressure pliers have a screw that makes it possible to adjust the pliers tip. This adjustment is used according to the size of the pieces to be pressed. In case of thinner parts, tighten the screw, thus closing the nozzle of the pressure pliers more and more. However, if you need to open the nozzle for larger parts, loosen the screw.

Screw that allows the adjustment of the pliers tip.

When releasing the parts attached to the pressure plier nozzle, just press the trigger below the pressure pliers cable and the pliers release the pressure on the parts and open the pliers.

Trigger below the pressure pliers cable.

There are other types of pliers, but these are the main ones. We know the importance of a service provider always being well equipped with the best tools. Below we have the video of the World of Electrical, showing ratchet wrench that makes all the difference when tightening a hexagon screw.