You can create wonderful jewelry designs 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 pliers feature a round nose jaw and a nylon jaw. They're perfect for making loops and the nylon will protect the surface of wire and other materials. A replacement nylon jaw is also included.