USING CUTTING NIPPERS
TYPES AND USES - Continued
Cutting nippers are available with integral or detachable
cutters. They are used to cut wire, light metal bars,
bolts, nails, and to cut protruding metal flush with a
Keep fingers, hands, and other parts of the body
clear of the cutting edges of bench shears, the
shearing machine, hand shears, and nippers.
Do not carry shears or nippers in your pocket.
Place the wire (1) on the table. Measure the
section to be cut off. Mark it with pencil, chalk,
soapstone or other suitable marking piece (2).
Some nippers have adjusting screw stops in the handle
and adjustable jaws. Others have detachable jaws with
compound leverage and come with three extra pairs of
jaws. Cutting nippers range in size from 5-1/2 to 15
inches long and up to 1-3/4 inches in jaw widths.
Always steady the work that is to be cut.
After use, be sure to hang the tools or store
them in their proper place.
Take the nippers (3) in the right hand and place
the cutting edge on the mark.
Left-handed people will reverse this
Squeeze the handles together slowly, exerting
enough pressure to cut the wire.
Repeat procedure for as many pieces of wire as
need to be cut.