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What additional features do diagonal cutting pliers have?

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Different styles of diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, cutters. There are so many manufacturers of diagonal cutting pliers, each with multiple models, that there are a number of additional features the tools can have.

Deburring ridges

Deburring edges additional feature of diagonal side cutting pliers, cutters, nippers. Some diagonal cutting pliers have deburring ridges on the outside edges of the jaws. They are used for smoothing the cut edges of metal pipes.

Electrical insulation

Electronically insulated diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, wire cutters. Some diagonal cutting pliers are electrically insulated so they are safe to use on electrical and electronic equipment. If they bear the ‘VDE’ mark they comply with European standards and are safe to use on live wires up to 1000 volts AC (alternating current), making them the choice of electricians.

Temperature toleration

Extremes of temperature are tolerated by some diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers or wire cutters. Some designs are made to tolerate extreme temperatures from -40 degrees Celsius to +70 degrees Celsius.

Spring

Spring keeping handles and jaws open of diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, cutters. Some diagonal cutting pliers designs have a spring mechanism which opens the handles automatically (and therefore the jaws). This makes it easier to use the pliers one-handed.
Foldaway spring of a diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, wire cutters. A few spring mechanisms can be folded away if you don’t want to use them all the time or if you want to store the pliers closed.

Insulation strippers

Insulation strippers as additional feature to diagonal side cutting pliers, nippers, wire cutters/ Some diagonal cutting pliers have an additional section on the blades for stripping electrical insulation from wires.