Part of what makes working with tools fun is coming up with new ways to use them. While beating the crap out of an old pair of cheap pliers by using it as a hammer can be fun, sometimes there are more uses than you may have imagined for one of your newer tools.
Pliers have been around for centuries and various versions of pliers have been used throughout the ages for many different kinds of jobs, beginning as devices to handle materials during blacksmithing or casting. Over time, new designs of pliers increased with the demand for different uses. While today’s modern pliers have become very specialized, many can be useful beyond the tasks they were primarily designed for. Here are just a few of the alternative uses for your pliers: