The curve of the nylon jaws on these forming pliers bend wire (22 gauge and up) or flat stock into a gentle, uniform curve; the nylon jaws grip firmly without marring the surface of even softer metals. Forming pliers have a variety of jaw configurations designed to maximize the ability to bend, shape or form wire, strip and sheet. The arc of the bend on these pliers is perfect for round bangle bracelets shaped from wire or metal strip. These pliers are made of hardened tool steel, a strong material for pliers and cutters; the jaws will not be nicked or deformed with normal use. Clean with Cosmoline® or a similar protectant; avoid contact with moisture. The nylon jaws can be replaced when worn, extending the life of the tool.
• These pliers have a box joint; one half of the joint surrounds the other and the pivot is contained within. This joint holds its alignment far longer than a lap joint but allows the tool to open only as far as the box size.
• The handles are dipped in plastic to ensure a firm and comfortable grip.