Wire Twist Pliers

My husband is a private pilot and does some of the mechanical work on his plane. He recently bought a tool for twisting wire. I thought the tool would be great for a future project.

Wire and Wire Twist Tool

I selected steel wire–24 and 18 gauge. A length of wire was cut with the twist pliers’ handy cutter. The wire was bent in half. A clamp was inserted through the loop created and to a stationary object (handle of a drawer). Then it was time to twist the wire.

Twisting the 24 gauge wire was easy peasy. But, the 18 gauge wire was really a bit too thick.

Wire Twist Tool

Twisted Wire

The top twisted wire is 24 gauge, the bottom is 18 gauge.

The tool was purchased from Aircraft Spruce.