Needle-nose pliers (also known as long-nose pliers and pinch-nose pliers) are both cutting and gripping pliers used by electricians and other tradesmen to bend, re-position and cut wire. They are a great basic plier top have around. Their namesake long gripping nose provides excellent control and reach for fine work in small or crowded electrical enclosures, while cutting edges nearer the pliers' joint provide "one-tool" convenience. Given their long shape, they are useful for reaching into cavities where cables (or other materials) have become stuck or unreachable to fingers or other means.
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