Types of Pliers – Jaw Type

by Andy on April 29, 2013

S331 Serrated Jaw PlierWhen looking at pliers you may see a number of different types of tips. Each of these tips has varying benefits, making them suited for different situations. The three main types of tips are smooth, serrated, and knurled.

Smooth jawed pliers have the lowest amount of grip, but work well when working with sensitive products. Because the jaws are smooth they will leave less of a mark when grabbing products that may be easily marred.

If you need better grip then you should get serrated jaw pliers. Serrations help to keep a grip on your products, letting you safely handle small parts. If you need even more grip you can use knurled pliers, which feature a diamond shaped pattern of grooves.

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