- Grip small fasteners.
- Grip in cramped space.
- Grip spring clips.
- Look for thick comfortable handles.
- Unbranded items may have weak serrations.
- Unbranded items may have weak cutter blades.
Needle nose pliers shouldn’t be used for any brute force techniques but are often useful for smaller fasteners, tight spaces and manipulating spring clips. As with Combination pliers the jaws have a serrated surface and usually a cutter ahead of the pivot point.