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Automatic One Handled Pliers

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As I've mentioned before, I make chainmaille. This involves bending little rings open and closed and weaving them together. After a while, this can get very tiring, not to mention damaging. so I propose a new type of pliers.

At first glance, it looks like the letter 'Y'. There is the handle, and the two gripper parts, I forget what they're called right now. In the handle, there's a small motor connected to the grippy things. When you press a button, the pliers close.

It might also be a good idea to have them close with different degrees of force, just so you don't crush anything. And, have a set with cutters instead of pliers.

*goes back to cutting*

finrod, May 01 2005

Hydraulic Pliers http://64.233.161.1...liers&hl=en&start=1
"to nibble away at concrete," so scratch the not crushing anything. And not exactly one-handed, either. [DrCurry, May 02 2005]

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       // might also be a good idea to have them close with different degrees of force //   

       Aren't these called Vice Grips?
Laimak, May 01 2005
  

       Vice grips are pimps, Vise Grips are plier-like tools from a Nebraska company of the same name.
bristolz, May 02 2005
  

       Google appears to recognize the generic "vice" spelling, for what it's worth.
DrCurry, May 02 2005
  

       Not much. It's a trade name.
bristolz, May 02 2005
  

       A more home oriented version than the hydraulic link would be wonderful.
normzone, May 02 2005
  

       Yeah, but vice grips would take a lot more trouble, wouldn't they?
finrod, May 02 2005
  

       Well, a saw would be easier than hand cutting, but you can't very well take a saw with you on trips and such. It's really rather a moot point, as this idea is more about pliers.
finrod, May 02 2005
  
      
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