Nonsurgical Forceps

A device designed to hold another item by grasping it in its jaws and retaining the grasp with a snap-lock type catch on its handles. It will have straight or curved, needle nose type jaws and handles with thumb and finger holes. For items designed for surgical use see FORCEPS (as modified). For items without a catch type device on the handles see PLIERS and PLIERS (as modified). See also HEAT SINK, SOLDERING AID.

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