These heavy-duty flat-nose pliers from Maun feature a compound box-joint that keeps the jaws parallel as they open and close; the joint creates even pressure along the entire jaw, ensuring that the workpiece is always held securely, even under firm pressure. The smooth, flat jaws make these pliers ideal for shaping sheet and wire stock and for creating crisp bends. Choose parallel-action pliers when you need to hold a workpiece or other object while applying pressure, as in stone-setting or all forming work. These pliers are a great choice when manipulating wire—you can feed the wire down through the throat of the pliers and hold it firmly along the length of the jaw. The jaws are springless and stay where you position them until you open or close the handles. The texture on the handles helps ensure a firm grip.