A pincer (Rabitz- or Flechterzange also Rodel pliers ) (fr. Tenaille russian ) is a forceps which are predominantly in the reinforced concrete to twisting and separating the binding wires is used with which the reinforcing steel (so-called. Moniereisen) is connected. It is also used for other work with wire or - similar to a pair of nippers - for pulling out nails, staples and similar objects.
In contrast to conventional nippers , the Monier pliers have a smaller head and are typically 25 to 30 cm longer and slimmer.
The Monier tongs got their name from the French gardener and inventor Joseph Monier . He reinforced his planters with wire and thus invented the principle of reinforced concrete. This gave rise to the so-called reinforcement bars of reinforced concrete construction.
In contrast, the name Rabitzzange goes back to Carl Rabitz .