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X-pincers / Pincers


Pincers is a household common tool. It is quite multifunctional. You may find it very distressful when you want to pull out a nail but don’t have enough strength. X-pincers is designed with a 110 degree oblique cut between the handle and the clamps. And there is a rotating shaft inside each handle. They make sure that the handle could rotate 180 degrees, forming a 40 degree angle with the original X plane. The user could easily exert more force when pulling out a nail. The two modes are interconvertible, thus satisfying multifunctional demand.


Jiangnan University

Jiangnan University
Wuxi, China

Yang Zhou,
Jiangnan University