This plier was one of our go-to tools when we had The Bead Shop in Palo Alto. They lived in our classroom, behind the counter, and in our design studio for decades. This is a precision tool that is intended to last a lifetime, and it will, with proper care*. If you’re ready to trade up from the Eurotool Bent Chain Nose or want to start with our all-time favorite, this is the one we recommend without hesitation. Made in Germany of the finest steel, they are superbly polished and have a double-leaf spring to reduce hand fatigue. The jaws have a Rockwell hardness of 58 and are considered Professional Grade. With extra-fine tips, PVC cushion grips, and double-leaf spring, they are the perfect choice for light to medium wire work.