These round-nose pliers are a great general-use tool, suitable for all bench tasks, including making loops, jump rings, clasps, coils and curved bends. On round-nose pliers, both jaws are round, tapering from the pivot to the tip; the fine tips on these pliers allow access into close areas. The tough, rust-resistant stainless steel delivers reasonable life and good value.
• These pliers have 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.
• A double-leaf spring, consisting of flat, tempered metal tabs attached to the inside of each of the tool handles, positioned to meet, hold the handles apart (and the jaws open) until they are squeezed closed. The spring holds the pliers open and ready to use; make your bend, then simply release pressure to open the jaws.
• The plastic-dipped, latex-free handles stay comfortable, even over hours of work time.