Pincers, also known as nippers, are a type of 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. 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 are 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. Pincers are commonly used in:
Depending on the material and head type, pincers and nippers can be used to cut through a range of soft wire to hard wire including copper and steel.