These replacement springs fit most brands of mosaic glass cutters, tile nippers, and other pliers that use this size and style of spring, although you may need to slightly enlarge or crimp the holes at the ends of the spring to install them on some brands. A pair of needle-nose pliers might be useful for that, but we didn’t find it necessary for any of the hand tools we installed new springs on. We merely positioned the spring on the mounting studs and squeezed the handles together, and the spring snapped onto the studs. Of course, you should wear safety glasses with side shields for that type of task, because a loose spring could always shoot out across the room, or right into your eye.
How To Make Mosaics
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