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Pliers vs. Tweezers — What's the Difference?

Pliers vs. Tweezers — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Pliers and Tweezers

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Pliers

Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, possibly developed from tongs used to handle hot metal in Bronze Age Europe. They are also useful for bending and compressing a wide range of materials.
Jun 15, 2023

Tweezers

Tweezers are small tools used for picking up objects too small to be easily handled with the human fingers. The tool is most likely derived from tongs, pincers, or scissors-like pliers used to grab or hold hot objects since the dawn of recorded history.
Jun 15, 2023

Pliers

Pincers with parallel, flat, and typically serrated surfaces, used chiefly for gripping small objects or bending wire
A pair of pliers
Jun 15, 2023

Tweezers

A small pincerlike instrument, usually made of metal, used for handling or picking up small objects (such as postage stamps), plucking out (plucking) hairs, pulling out slivers, etc.
Jun 15, 2023

Pliers

One who plies a trade.
Jun 15, 2023
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Tweezers

Small pinchers used to pluck out hairs, and for other purposes.
Jun 15, 2023

Pliers

Pliers A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, used for holding, bending, or cutting.
Jun 15, 2023

Pliers

A pincer-like gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand, often used for bending things.
I need a pair of pliers to get a good grip on that broken screw.
Jun 15, 2023

Pliers

A kind of small pinchers with long jaws, - used for bending or cutting metal rods or wire, for handling small objects such as the parts of a watch, etc.
Jun 15, 2023

Pliers

A gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
Jun 15, 2023

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