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the tool shed42 of 63AMPCO "BERYLLIUM" ball-pein 'non-sparking' hammersmall angled 'reverse action' pliers
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This kinda unusual pair of otherwise typical needle nose pliers is actually made of brass, or some otherwise yellow colored brass/bronze/etc metal. I think these are intended for use by technicians working on electrical wiring located in 'potentially explosive environments', such that they wouldn't inadvertently create a 'spark' if dropped against another metal thing meanwhiles. About 6.5" long overall, there are no markings on them to suggest who made them or how old they really are.

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      I believe it's the blue material that is used to prevent the user from getting shocked. The user being an electrician, yes. Usually the rubber material is a bit thicker on electrical tools.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Those wire cutters wouldn't last long. Maybe made of Ampco. Magnet doesn't stick ?
    3. slackjack, 2 years ago
      We used such tools in naval aviation when working on radar units sensitive to magnetized tools.

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