Electrician's Pliers | DIY Home Improvement Forum- do electricians use linesman pliers to twist wire ends ,15/12/2008· Hi; I have a really simple question. Do all electrician's side-cutters have grooved jaws? I'm asking this because, when these are used to twist wires before...across the entire site Search "" in this forum Search "" in this discussionLinesman vs wire strippers | Page 4 | Electrician Talk23/5/2015· If you twist on the wire nut tight, it twists the wires. In fact if you wanted a tool that twists wires better than a lineman's pliers, it would be a wire nut. The only thing I could say is with a pre-twist, you have the chance to trim the tip and make sure the wires are even for a good solid bit.