These solder-cutting pliers are ideal for pre-cutting small pieces from sheet solder quickly and easily, whether cutting a supply of small pieces or snipping off one or two for an individual join. To use, feed the sheet solder into the stop and squeeze the pliers closed; the pliers will nip off a small, rectangular section. Use the solder piece as is to sweat-solder pieces of sheet, or snip into smaller pieces as needed for more precise joins. The tough, rust-resistant stainless steel delivers a reasonable life and good value.
• These pliers have a lap joint; one half of the joint overlaps the other, and a pivot is set through both halves.
• The double-leaf spring consists of flat, tempered metal tabs attached to the inside of each tool handle, positioned to meet and hold the handles apart (and the jaws open) until they are squeezed closed; the spring delivers a fast, strong rebound for improved productivity.
• The plastic-dipped handles ensure comfort and control even over long use time.