The blade of nipper pliers is one of its key parts, which directly determines its cutting performance and durability. The choice of blade material greatly affects the overall quality and longevity of the tool.
Alloy steel is one of the most common materials for Nipper Pliers blades. Alloy steel has excellent hardness and wear resistance, allowing the blade to remain sharp during the cutting process and not easily dull. In addition, alloy steel usually has good toughness and can resist bending and breaking, ensuring that the blade is not easily damaged when subjected to large forces.
In some special occasions, such as environments that require high corrosion resistance, the blades of Nipper Pliers may be made of stainless steel. Stainless steel can effectively resist corrosion and oxidation, maintain the smoothness of the blade surface, and extend the service life of the tool. However, compared to alloy steel, the hardness and wear resistance of stainless steel may be slightly inferior.
For some high-end or professional use Nipper Pliers, the blade may be made of carbide. Carbide is extremely hard and wear-resistant, allowing it to perform exceptionally well when working with hard materials. However, carbide is relatively brittle and needs to be designed with both rigidity and toughness in mind to prevent the blade from breaking under extreme conditions.
Blade geometry design:
In addition to material selection, the geometric design of the cutting edge also has an important impact on the shearing performance of Nipper Pliers. The geometry of the cutting edge, such as the angle and shape of the cutting edge, affects the distribution of forces exerted on the material when cutting, thereby affecting the effectiveness of the cut. Typically, the blade is angled at a sharper angle to ensure clean and precise cuts.
The preparation of the blade surface is also an important consideration. Some Nipper Pliers may have their blades specially heat treated or coated to increase their hardness, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. These surface treatment measures can better protect the blade during actual use and extend its service life.
Heat treatment process:
For some Nipper Pliers that require extremely high performance, the blade may undergo a sophisticated heat treatment process such as quenching and tempering. These processes enable the blade to gain higher hardness and strength, improving its wear resistance and durability.