Get prepared for any kind of jewelry project with these parallel pliers from The BeadSmith. Parallel pliers are used when uniform pressure is required. They feature a unique compound box joint that enables the jaws to stay parallel to each other. Even under firm pressure, they provide a flat, consistent grip, unlike standard pliers that apply angled, uneven pressure that can cause items to slip out of the jaws. These flat nose pliers are great for making sharp bends and right angles in wire, as well as holding wire in place.