Pliers that can be used either for holding objects or for cutting and bending wire.

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POINT ANGLE

The angle at the point or edge of a cutting tool.

PLASMA TORCH

A torch in which temperatures as high as 50,000 C are achieved by injecting a plasma gas tangentially into an electric arc formed between electrodes in a chamber; the resulting vortex of hot gases emerges at very high speed through a hole in the negative electrode, to form a jet for welding, spraying of molten metal, and cutting of hard rock or hard metals.

PLASMA-ARC CUTTING

Metal cutting by melting a localized area with an arc followed by removal of metal by high-velocity, high-temperature ionized gas.

PIPE CUTTER

A hand tool consisting of a clamplike device with three cutting wheels which are forced inward by screw pressure to cut into a pipe as the tool is rotated around the pipe circumference.

PERCUSSION BIT

A rock-drilling tool with chisellike cutting edges, which when driven by impacts against a rock surface drills a hole by a chipping action.

PELLETIZER

A machine for cutting bulk plastic into pellets, suitable for use as feedstock, either from solidified polymer at the end of the manufacturing process or from the molten polymer as it emerges from the die.

PARTING TOOL

A narrow-bladed hand tool with a V-shaped gouge used in woodworking for cutting grooves and in wood turning for cutting a piece in two. Also known as V-tool.

PAPERCUTTER

[DESENG] Ahand-operateddevice to cut and trim paper, consisting of a cutting blade bolted at one end to a ruled board; when the blade is drawn flush with the board, which has a metal strip at the cutting edge, a shearing action takes place which cuts the paper cleanly and evenly.

OXYGEN CUTTING

Any of several types of cutting processes in which metal is removed with or without a flux by a chemical reaction of the base metal with oxygen at high temperatures.

OXYACETYLENE TORCH

A torch that mixes acetylene and oxygen to produce a hot flame for the welding or cutting of metal. Also known as atomized kerosine for combustion.

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