These ring-shank shaping pliers feature one gently concave and one gently convex jaw; the jaws nest together long their length to securely grip wire and metal strips when bending them to form ring shanks. Forming pliers have a variety of jaw configurations designed to maximize the ability to bend, shape or form wire, strip and sheet; this tool is best used with lighter-gauge wire (9 gauge and under). The hardened tool steel is very hard, strong and durable material; the jaws will not be nicked or misshapen with normal. Clean with Cosmoline® or a similar protectant; avoid contact with moisture.
• These pliers have a lap joint; one half of the joint overlaps the other, and a pivot is set through both halves.
• The plastic-dipped handles help ensure a secure grip and user comfort over extended use.