Chain Nose Pliers are a tool that can be used for opening and closing links on chains. They’re also great for using with wire or other thin metals in need of some fine adjustment. They have jaws which taper to point-like ends designed for fine, precise manipulation of materials.
There are many different types of chain-nose pliers that are best for various jobs. Some chain-nose pliers have a serrated edge for gripping, while others feature a smooth nylon jaw that minimizes scratching of precious metals like silver and gold. There are even some out there which offer cutting edges to not only bend wire but cut it, making this tool extremely versatile. Chain-nose pliers can be used for opening and closing chain links and bead tips, working in tight spaces, as well as crimping beads and wrapping wire--making them a great all around asset for every jewelry-maker!