I know how easy it is to cut one’s self cutting molds. I had a big
one to cut the other day and after reading all the problems folks
have had cutting themselves, I decided to make this adapted tool.
It is an “external snap ring pliers” (auto store part) with “home
made” points. I just sharpened some wire (happened to be some
welding rod with the flux knocked off), bent the points, and put
them in the tool. The rubber band wrapping was put on to act as a
closing “spring”. Worked better than great.
There are many different manufacturers of these pliers, each having
their own take on one thing or another, but have you need one that
has a locking mechanism (the arch part in the middle of the handles
on these pictures). I am looking into whether there are medical
"forceps" that hold open rather than close something, and if I find
them and they work, I will let you all know and where to get them
and how to modify them.
Good, SAFE mold cutting.