Inspect any A&Pís tool box and youíll find safety wire pliers. Often referred to as SWIPES (for Safety Wire Installation Pliers), they ease the operation of twisting wire that firmly secures fasteners and other parts.
The two primary components of swipes are the locking jaw and a lever that rotates pliers when pulled out.
The SWP8 features a diagonal nose jaw and heat-treated cutting blades, using pro-spec chrome vanadium material.
The locking mechanism operates with ease, as does the self-retracting twist lever, according to company officials.
It is not. You squeeze the pliers closed and slide the lock mechanism to the lock position.