Parallel Pliers

These don't rotate around a single pivot, the jaws move parallel to each other. Ideal for gripping two opposing faces of square, hex and bi-hex fasteners. Used by jewellers they are smaller than standard pliers and the jaws are smooth. You could either grind in some texture or use some heavy-duty outdoor adhesive strip to increase grip.

Use to...

• Grip small fasteners.

Buying Tips

• Look for thick comfortable handles.

• Unbranded items may have weak serrations.

• Unbranded items may have weak cutter blades.

Safety Tips

• Always wear eye protection.

• Consider impact protection.