Jeweler's Pliers & Cutters
How to Select Pliers and Nippers:Styles
Sizes- The overall lengths of most Shor pliers and nippers range from 4" to 8" (102-203 mm). those over 5" (127 mm) are either for special work with long noses or are intended for heavier work.
Jaws- Serrated or "cut" jaws provide a good grip but serrations can mar jewelry. Smooth jawed pliers are far less likely to mar jewelry but do not provide as good of a grip. We also have brass jaw pliers and nylon jaw pliers.
Joints- Pliers are constructed with either box joints or lap joints. Box joints always outlast and outperform lap joints. They retain precise alignment, opening and closing smoothly and never develop looseness or wobbles .
These pliers come in 3 basic sizes--
Extra Light Weight- For miniature and small work. All Shor extra light weight pliers have box joints and most have leaf spring handles
Light Weight- For small to medium sized work. All Shor lightweight pliers have box joints and spring handles.
Standard Weight- For medium to larger work.