Facts about a multi-tool plier
If you read my pages on the plier used on the SwissTool then you see my philosophy on this function
as a multi-tool in itself. The importance of a plier for safety and rescue is absolute a factor forgotten by many. I have discussed very much about the different aspects and how the plier functions. It is absolutely also an impact tool. This is not a function
mentioned in manuals usually and it is not a function you should use except for when it is necessary. If you open the plier and hold it firm in the hand and lock with the thumb you can break windows. A window can be broken with the fist if you are lucky, if
you are stuck and in a situation that you cannot use full strength then the tip of the plier in closed mode may be used. It may work and here the needle nose may be better because it is much more pointy. It depends on how precise and how much force used. The
plier is absolutely also an impact tool for holding abilities and this mean that if you go through the ice then it can be used in the same fashion, impact and hold for pulling. In a military sense the plier can be used as a weapon but so can many other things
as well today. I am only interested in the safety of a tool.