Graphical Construction Glossary >> Tools. >> Hand Tools >> Vise Grips
These extremely useful tools can be adjusted initially to grip or clamp to a size, and thereafter they do not need resetting. Very quick and easy to use but with very positive holding power. The term vise grip is a good one as when they are set right they do indeed grip like a vise. I am not sure if the original invention was credited to this company. I seem to remember calling them "Mole Grips" at one time. Whatever the name though they were a ground breaking tool when they first came out and now they have applications for many trades from welding fabrication to roofing.
Shown above are a few from my collection. These came in a cheap kit and at the time I bought three sets. The locking action itself has now been incorporated into many other varied clamps for specialist fabrication and fixing work.
Above is a pair of standard pliers. Often said to be Electrical Pliers because of the plastic insulation to the handle but the ones above are fairly cheap and an electrician would not be using them for critical work.
Above is a pair of needle nosed pliers that are used for gripping objects in narrow spaces.
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