Size: total length - 5in
Size: length from joint to tip 1.2in
Size: pliers edge 18mm
The Soft Flex® Flat Nose Pliers are manufactured for the professional wire worker. Flat nose pliers are great for bending, creating perfect 90 degree angles, gripping and shaping wire. Wider than a chain nose, this tool gives your more surface area to grip your wire or to work with multiple wires at one time.
This tool is manufactured in the USA. These pliers are constructed of high grade alloy steel with ergonomic foam cushion handles. They have a lap-joint.
A tool is deemed ergonomic if it materially contributes to reducing the probability of cumulative trauma disorders with the hand, finger, wrist, or arm. The Soft Flex® Company Tool Line has handles designed for transferring force from the operator to the point of operation in a highly ergonomic manner. The average American worker's hand or palm is approximately four inches wide. Therefore tool handles should be four inches long at least. To allow freedom of hand placement, 4 to 5 inches would be even more desirable. The length of our handles, from the joint to the end, is 4.5 inches. The long handle forces the operator to spread the force with use by all four fingers to operate the tool. Operators may use only two or three fingers on cutters with shorter handles. The longer handle also spreads the load over the width of the palm in a bar of force. In contrast, a short handle presents a point of force which digs into the palm, compressing nerves and tendons and reducing blood flow.
The Soft Flex® Company Tool Line features, as standard, a unique double-sheathed, ESD safe, cushioned grip. The inner sheath is a tough vinyl, ESD safe material which holds the leaf spring and the cushioned surface to the handle. The outer sheath, also ESD safe, provides a no-slip, cushioned surface for the operator`s hand. This is important because the slight compressibility of the cushion aids to distribute the pressure more effectively. It can even absorb sharp particles that might puncture the hand. The Soft Flex® Company Tool Line cushion grip is almost always considered by operators to be more comfortable than the hard plastic used by competitors.