The real beauty of these pliers is the bearing that gives an absolute silky smooth action. No matter what force is applied they do not lock up – well the force I can apply with my hands and they are brilliant.
Price: 33 euros from fine-tools.com – great fast service as well
There is a diamond grid on the main jaws that has a great sharp grip to it.
The features on the pliers are fairly simplistic, but this makes them all the better as they are simple and superb to use.
There is a gripping surface cut into the jaws on the handle side of the bearing, the closeness to the bearing allows you to apply a very high gripping force at this point.
The bearing results in a pair of pliers that are smooth to use even under load. Also, even after leaving these pliers unused for ages they never lock or go very stiff to use.
If you want to buy just one pair of pliers then forget the cheap imitations as these are the pliers to buy.