This steamostat is ideal for holding small parts for steam or ultrasonic cleaning or for securing components in position while you work. Made of polished stainless steel, the tool locks closed in any of three positions for a firm hold, and its plastic-coated tips protect components against scratching or marring while preventing them from slipping or twisting. The tool features locking scissors action with a box joint. This steamostat has a box joint; one half of the joint surrounds the other, and a 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. Tough, rust-resistant stainless steel gives a reasonable tool life and good value.