Plier Jaw Grip and Measurement Wear Rig
SBD-P23, under guidance of Stanley Black and Decker, had the goal of designing a test rig that provides a universal, comparable way to measure the durability and life of plier teeth. The rig is built for testing of tongue and groove pliers. The results will help inform the most monetarily efficient way for SBD to manufacture their pliers, focusing on the effect secondary heat treatment has on plier jaws.
Dr. Stephen Belkoff
Plier jaw grip and measurement wear rig