Levers of the third order

In this types of levers the effort is situated between the load and the fulcrum.

In the levers of third order, the effort arm is always smaller than the load arm. Thus more effort is required to lift a lighter load, This lever is also called speed multiplier lever as load moves through lerger distance as compared to the effort.

For examples: Sugar tongs , bread knifes, firetongs etc, are levers of the third order.