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Using a pair of diagonal side cutting pliers, cutters, nippers, properly. Diagonal cutting pliers require little maintenance and care beyond cleaning and proper use.
Broken diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, wire cutters. Avoid forcing pliers to cut through material that is too thick or too hard for them because it can damage the blades by chipping or blunting them. It is best to use a more appropriate tool.
Soap and water should be used to clean diagonal side cutting pliers, cutters, nippers. Clean the tool, particularly the blades, with soap and water to remove splinters of metal or plastic which could cause problems with the joints or encourage corrosion. Ensure the pliers are completely dry before storage.
Rubbing alcohol is used to clean the blades of diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, cutters. You can also clean them by wiping rubbing alcohol onto the blades and allowing it to dry.
Methylated spirits works well to remove sticky substances from diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, cutters. If you get anything sticky on your diagonal cutting pliers, rub lighter fluid or oil into it and you will find it will lift easily with a rag.
Rust can be removed from diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers and wire cutters. If the tool has become corroded read How to clean rust from diagonal cutting pliers to see if you can salvage it before heading to the shops.
Try not to get your diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, cutters wet. If the diagonal cutting pliers get wet, dry them thoroughly to prevent them rusting.
Coat in oil regularly particularly the joint, rivet, pivot point of the diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, wire cutters. After cleaning them, coat them in a thin layer of oil, taking care to work the oil into the moving joint.
Wonkee Donkee with a toolbox for diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, cutters. Store them in a dry place where the blades and tip of the jaws won’t get knocked about and blunted. A toolbox or pouch is ideal.