Terms of the Trade: What Are Slip-Joint Pliers? Terms of the Trade: What Are Slip-Joint Pliers?
Slip-joint pliers are different from your standard set of pliers because they have an adjustable element to them. The slot in one jaw allows for the other jaw to slide and create an adjustable span between the two, allowing for more or less space between the jaws than the average set. Slip-joint pliers are therefore able to grip items of various widths and thickness.