[2003-03-18]

A pair of pliers includes a first plier body including a first handle attached to a first end thereof and a second end. The first plier body further includes a mediate portion with a first pivotal section and a second pivotal section. A second plier body includes a first end with a slot and a second end that cooperates with the second end of the first plier body for exerting a force on an object between the second end of the first plier body and the second end of the second plier body. The second plier body further includes a mediate portion with a third pivotal section in pivotal engagement with the first pivotal section of the first plier body. The mediate portion of the first plier body and the mediate portion of the second plier body together define a compartment. A third plier body includes a second handle attached to a first end thereof and a second end with a rocker movably received in the compartment. The rocker is in pivotal connection with the second pivotal section of the first plier body. The third plier body further includes a mediate portion with a pin that is slidably extended through the slot of the second plier body. The rocker pivots and translates in the compartment between the first plier body and the second plier body upon manual pivotal operation of the first handle and the second handle.  Link to USPTO.

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