• Rio Grande Difference

    Swanstrom Pliers—The Professional's Choice

    An assortment of Swanstrom pliers

    Unparalleled Performance

    Swanstrom pliers will be on your bench ready and waiting to help you create wearable works of art for years to come. They're are made of highest quality tool steel, a high-carbon, high-chrome alloy, to maximize tool life. You can work longer with the anti-glare finish that prevents eye strain and increases your visibility of the workpiece.

    A Great Grip

    All Swanstrom pliers have extremely durable and ergonomically designed Soft-Touch handles that evenly distribute pressure and deliver maximum comfort over extended periods of use, keeping you working comfortably until the task is done. The foam handles block static electricity to protect your components while you work.

    A hand holding a pair of Swanstrom pliers
    An assortment of Swanstrom Pliers on a wooden bracelet mandrel

    Made for Jewelers

    The partnership between Swanstrom Tools and Rio Grande was forged more than 30 years ago. Today a handful of Swanstrom employees, led by Tim Sheriff, are dedicated to manufacturing our line of Swanstrom jewelry-making pliers. These professional-quality pliers are built for jewelers, are manufactured in the United States and are available only at Rio Grande.

    The Pliers Spa

    You'll enjoy using your Swanstrom pliers so much that Rio Grande knows they might need a touch-up now and then. That's where Rio Grande's low-cost reconditioning service comes in. Simply send us your pliers and we'll give them the spa treatment, so they can keep taking care of your business.

    A pair of restored Swanstrom pliers next to a pair of worn Swanstrom pliers

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