ASVAB Shop Information Practice Test 378897

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Pliers are designed to provide a mechanical advantage, allowing the force of the hand's grip to be amplified and focused with precision. Pliers also allow finer control over objects that are too small to be manipulated by the fingers alone. The standard configuration is combination pliers which provide a fixed maximum jaw width. Other styles include adjustable joint pliers that allow selecting jaw width, needle nose pliers for holding small objects in tight spaces and locking pliers that will lock in place to hold or clamp objects together.

Which of the following is not an aspect of the mechanical advantage of pliers?

provide precision for manipulating small objects

amplify hand grip force

focus hand grip force

change the direction of hand grip force