Flat nose, chain nose, bent nose pliers

At first blush – you may wonder what makes these different from the regular pliers that you may already have – and can find anywhere – from the dollar store to Lee Valley Tools. Teeth. The answer is teeth – these tools do not have grooved ridges cut into them for gripping the wire. (Which, you’d think would make them cheaper than regular pliers – but nooooo – doesn’t work that way.) That toothy gripping surface on regular pliers is going to play havoc with your nice soft, shiny wire – it will chew up the surface and make it …