These parallel action Flat Nose pliers act as a hand-held vice.
They are ideal for holding sheet metal for filing or forging.
The compound-action handles are coupled to jaws that remain parallel along the entire length of the jaws throughout their range of movement. This ensures a secure grip on the article being held, even when working with difficult to hold items such as round beads.
Unlike typical flat-nose pliers, which open up to the shape of a “V”, this parallel action Flat Nose pliers have parallel jaws that act as a square vice grips.
If you put a square piece of metal in typical pliers and squeeze down, you're only holding part of the two edges. But if you hold the same piece in these pliers, it's basically like using a mini press-you have a secure grip on both edges.
The metal is held in place securely once you clamp the jaws down. You don't have to squeeze because the pliers provide tension: All you have to do is hold them lightly while you work on the metal-a treat for your hard-working hands.
Equipped with extension return springs for easier operation.
This model feature Black Anodized High Carbon Jaws and nickel plated handles