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English translation: adjustable pliers, slip-joint pliers, Tongue-and-Groove Pliers

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Italian term or phrase:pinze a pappagallo
English translation:adjustable pliers, slip-joint pliers, Tongue-and-Groove Pliers
Entered by: Brigitte Gendebien
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11:33 Jun 20, 2000
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Italian term or phrase: pinze a pappagallo
A type of plier
Jerold Stamp
Italy
Local time: 21:11
adjustable pliers (or slip-joint pliers or Tongue-and-Groove Pliers)
Explanation:
Pappagallo.
Pinza regolabile a ganasce dentate usata per afferrare e ruotare dadi e ghiere. (http://www.vicenzanews.it/manuali/faidate/problemi_idraulici...

Pliers - There are dozens of tools under this general heading. What they all have in common is a pair of pivoting jaws. Each set of pliers is designed for a specific task. It's a good idea to have three or four different types of pliers in your toolbox.


Adjustable Pliers - The most basic and practical, these have jaws that can be moved in order to hold various sizes of nuts and bolts.

Electrician's Pliers - Used exclusively for electrical wiring, these have insulated grips and several features: wire cutter (for cutting copper only), wire stripper, crimper, and shear for small bolts common to electrical fixtures.

Locking Pliers - These have a threaded adjustment knob, or worm gear, opposite the jaws, making it possible to clamp down tightly (hands free) on objects, especially rusted bolts. They can also be used for holding materials in place while using another tool.

Needle-Nose Pliers - The jaws on this type taper to a point for handling small or delicate objects and for getting into hard-to-reach areas.

Side-cut Pliers - Also simply called wire cutters, these have incisorlike jaws that can be used for nipping wire and some small nails and bolts.
(http://hg.women.com/homeandgarden/refer/gloss/00tool41.htm) adjustable pliers or slip-joint pliers Pliers that can open up to different widths. (http://www.explornet.org/netday/btw/glossary.html with picture) When to Use: Handles a vast variety of gripping, pinching and turning tasks. You may wish to have a pair of these grafted to one hand; they're that useful.

Other Names: Channel Locks, Tongue-and-Groove Pliers (http://www.manslife.com/hardmach/fixit/toilet/07_03.html), Pump Pliers.

Purpose: Gripping, bending, tightening, crimping.

(http://www.homestore.com/Remodel/Maintain/ToolDict/Hand/Plie...

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Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 21:11
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napipe wrenchMieke Leeuw
naadjustable pliers (or slip-joint pliers or Tongue-and-Groove Pliers)
Brigitte Gendebien


  

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1 hr
adjustable pliers (or slip-joint pliers or Tongue-and-Groove Pliers)


Explanation:
Pappagallo.
Pinza regolabile a ganasce dentate usata per afferrare e ruotare dadi e ghiere. (http://www.vicenzanews.it/manuali/faidate/problemi_idraulici...

Pliers - There are dozens of tools under this general heading. What they all have in common is a pair of pivoting jaws. Each set of pliers is designed for a specific task. It's a good idea to have three or four different types of pliers in your toolbox.


Adjustable Pliers - The most basic and practical, these have jaws that can be moved in order to hold various sizes of nuts and bolts.

Electrician's Pliers - Used exclusively for electrical wiring, these have insulated grips and several features: wire cutter (for cutting copper only), wire stripper, crimper, and shear for small bolts common to electrical fixtures.

Locking Pliers - These have a threaded adjustment knob, or worm gear, opposite the jaws, making it possible to clamp down tightly (hands free) on objects, especially rusted bolts. They can also be used for holding materials in place while using another tool.

Needle-Nose Pliers - The jaws on this type taper to a point for handling small or delicate objects and for getting into hard-to-reach areas.

Side-cut Pliers - Also simply called wire cutters, these have incisorlike jaws that can be used for nipping wire and some small nails and bolts.
(http://hg.women.com/homeandgarden/refer/gloss/00tool41.htm) adjustable pliers or slip-joint pliers Pliers that can open up to different widths. (http://www.explornet.org/netday/btw/glossary.html with picture) When to Use: Handles a vast variety of gripping, pinching and turning tasks. You may wish to have a pair of these grafted to one hand; they're that useful.

Other Names: Channel Locks, Tongue-and-Groove Pliers (http://www.manslife.com/hardmach/fixit/toilet/07_03.html), Pump Pliers.

Purpose: Gripping, bending, tightening, crimping.

(http://www.homestore.com/Remodel/Maintain/ToolDict/Hand/Plie...




    Reference: http://www.manslife.com/hardmach/fixit/faucet/07_01.html
    stores.yahoo.com/tooldealz/cresbran10in.html, www.setch-tools.com/cat-pliers.htm
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 21:11
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 98
Grading comment
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE RAPID AND COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER
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pipe wrench


Explanation:
See Hazon under Pappagallo

Mieke Leeuw
Local time: 21:11
PRO pts in pair: 13
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