These forming pliers have one flat and one half-round jaw, giving you the flexibility to form sheet and wire by forming it around either jaw. Use the flat jaw to form broader, wider curves in wire; use the half-round jaw to create more precise bends. Forming pliers have a variety of jaw configurations designed to maximize the ability to bend, shape or form wire, strip and sheet. These pliers are ideal for bending ring shanks, shaping earring wires and constructing intricate and precise fabrications from sheet and wire. This tool is forged from tool steel, machined and hardened, then hand-polished; forging offers the best combination of strength and durability.
• The box joint is strong and precisely aligned. In 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.This tool is forged from tool steel, machined and hardened, then hand-polished; forging offers the best combination of strength and durability.
• The double-leaf spring consists of flat, tempered metal tabs attached to the inside of each handle, positioned to meet and hold the handles apart (and the jaws open) until they are squeezed closed.
• The plastic-dipped handles help ensure a secure grip and user comfort over extended use.