Fence pliers basic design has changed little since their origins, with the pair of handles, the pivot, and the head section with the gripping jaws or cutting edges forming the three elements. In distinction to pair of scissors or shears, the plier's jaws always meet each other at one point.
Fence pliers in technical terms, are an instrument that convert a power grip, the curling of the fingers into the palm of the hand, into a precision grip, which directs the power of the hand's grip in a precise fashion on the object to be gripped. The handles are long relative to the shorter nose of the pliers. Therefore, they act as levers, concentrating and, in effect, amplifying the force in the hand's grip on a work piece.
These fence pliers are a heavy-duty, vinyl grip 10" fencing tool with a brand name (Crescent) that has been long noted for quality. This is an all in one tool for fence work. Use as a wire cutter, hammer, plier and stretcher.