It's easy to work with these parallel pliers from The BeadSmith. Parallel pliers are used when uniform pressure is required. They feature a unique compound box joint that enables the jaws to stay parallel to each other. Even under firm pressure, they provide a flat, consistent grip, unlike standard pliers that apply angled, uneven pressure that can cause items to slip out of the jaws. These chain nose pliers can be used to create bends in wire, close bead tips, open and close jump rings, form loops, and more.