Put an even, uniform twist in any wire. Slip a folded loop of wire into your bench vise or over a nail, grasp the loose ends in your wire twister, squeeze and lock the handles down (using the chrome slide), then pull the knob. Release the pliers while still holding the knob, allowing the pliers to spin, smoothly and evenly twisting the wire. This larger size easily handles most wire. A cutting blade is built into the pliers at the base of the jaw.