A nipper is disclosed, having handles outwardly-biased by a spring and a removable, flexible lever member can be a second spring. The biasing force can thereby be adjusted by employment or removal of flexible lever member.
A spring-biased nipper has a pair of handles connected for pivoting movement toward and away from each other. A helical spring has first and second cylindrical ends and a relatively wide central portion which tapers toward each end. One end of the spring is threadably received in a bore formed on an inner side of one of the handles. An unthreaded bore on the opposite handle receives the other end of the spring. The spring biases the nipper handles away from one another when a user's grasp on the handles relaxes. In a second embodiment, one end of the spring is glued into an unthreaded bore formed in one of the handles.