Pincers are a type of high-quality hand tool designed to provide a push, pull, cut, or twist to a variety of materials, depending on the pincer type. Pincers with a flatter, more rounded head such as carpenters pincers are ideal for pulling nails out of objects, whereas end cutters are more suited to cutting through materials due to their sharper, flatter heads. Pincers can be used with a multitude of hand tools such as hammers, pliers and snips to achieve the desired result, making them a versatile multi-tool. Like other hand tools, they are available in a range of sizes and finishes, with features such as soft grip handles for comfort and grip.
There is a wide range of pincer types available, all best suited to specific tasks and materials. The most common types of pincers are:
Pincers (and nippers) are used in a variety of applications, from home DIY jobs to professional industrial installations. They are commonly used in:
Depending on the material and head type, pincers can be used to cut through a range of soft wire to hard wire including copper and steel.