The parallel action on these pliers makes them perfect for forming, shaping and bending and other common bench tasks where even pressure is needed; the nylon-lined jaws are ideal for holding and forming even soft metal sheet, wire or components without marring them. As a result, the jaws hold objects securely, even under very firm pressure, with no slippage. Choose parallel-action pliers when you need to hold a workpiece or other object securely while at the same time applying firm pressure to it, or when manipulating wire (you can feed the wire down through the throat and hold it firmly over the entire length of the jaw). Use these as flat-nose pliers to make broad bends in wire, metal-forming, straightening and flattening metal, making angled bends, straightening wire and holding components. Or, you can file or carve the nylon jaws to suit individual tasks. Replacement jaws are available separately, indefinitely extending the life of the tool.
• The compound joint has two pivot points that keep the jaws parallel to each other as they open and close and create even pressure along the entire length of the jaw.
• These pliers have a coil spring, tempered to hold its hardness and spring back to its original shape after being compressed; the coil is attached to the inside surface between the tool handles.
• Textured handles ensure a firm grip.