What Are Parallel Pliers For Jewellery Making?
At Kernowcraft, we have introduced two new pliers to our collection! We share with you why we love using parallel pliers for ensuring a strong grip, precision and a professional finish. You'll also find links to our full range of jewellery making pliers, plus a helpful video showing you our go-to pliers for jewellery making and their uses.
Here are a few reasons we love using parallel pliers...
Parallel pliers hold their shape
Parallel pliers differ from your regular jewellery making pliers as they hold their shape due to their double box joint system, their jaws remain parallel to each other which ensures even pressure across your work.
Strong jaws which hold objects securely with no slipping
They are much stronger and durable compared to other pliers, providing a comfortable yet strong grip. This is great when firm and even pressure is needed when holding onto components and metals.
For manipulating metal wire & sheet
Due to the strength of parallel pliers, they are ideal for quickly and efficiently creating uniform bends in metal, forming, straightening and flattening metal. Perfect to use with wire wrapping techniques if you're after greater precision and control.
Helps you achieve a professional finish
Using these effective parallel pliers helps you ensure that your designs are uniform and consistent. This is an advantage if you are creating multiple designs or components which all need to look the same.
Comfortable to use
Our selection of parallel pliers have foam handles, making them easy to grip and comfortable to use.
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Snipe nose parallel pliers have tapered jaws that narrow to a fine point, this makes them great for reaching awkward spaces and for use with smaller items such as closing crimps as well as opening and closing jump rings.
Flat nose parallel pliers have wide, flat jaws which make them more suitable for when you need to grip wider surfaces and components as well as bending, straightening and flattening metal.
Explore our full range of jewellery making pliers, with all the styles you need to complete your designs.
We also stock our popular pliers pack which contains our go-to essential pliers including round nose, snipe nose, flat nose, bend nose pliers and side cutters which all come in a handy zip-up case.
You can also take a look at our category and purchase pliers separately.
Also in this section:
- How To Start Jewellery Making
- How To Make Jewellery At Home
- Choosing A Jewellers Workbench
- 12 Basic Tools For Jewellery Making Beginners
- What Is A Cabochon And Faceted Stone?
- Your Guide To Metals For Jewellery Making
- Your Guide To Jewellery Findings
- Types Of Chain For Jewellery Making & Necklet Chain Length Guide
- CM to Inches For Chain Length Conversions
- Jewellery Making Tools For Cutting Metal Wire & Sheet
- A Quick Guide to Jewellery Making Hammers
- The Pliers You Need For Jewellery Making
- The Jewellery Pliers Set For Beginners
- What Are Parallel Pliers For Jewellery Making?
- How To Open And Close Jump Rings For Jewellery Making
- Types Of Earring Findings For Jewellery Making
- How To Make Earrings For Beginners
- Easy Ways To Customise Hoop Earrings
- How To Make Earwires
- 2 Ways To Make Wire Earrings
- How To Make Your Own Balled Head Pins For Earrings
- 7 Ways To Fasten A Necklace or Bracelet
- How To Make An Easy Charm Necklace
- Easy Ways To Make Charm Jewellery
- Sea Glass Jewellery Making Projects For Beginners
- How To Make A Ring: 5 Beginner Projects
- Beginner Jewellery Making Projects Using Glue
- Choosing Glue For Jewellery Making & Top Tips
- How To Use Devcon Epoxy Glue For Jewellery Making
- Time Saving Jewellery Making Tools & Supplies
- How To Make A Ring Smaller With A Ring Size Adjuster
- How To Use A Safety Chain
- How To Tighten & Loosen Earring Backs
- Everything You Need To Repair Broken Jewellery At Home
HAVE A QUESTION?
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you advice over email or on the phone.
You can learn more and find inspiration by visiting our Jewellery Making Tutorials, Jewellery Making Kits and YouTube Channel. Don't forget to follow us on social media and tag us in your designs on Instagram & Facebook, we would love to see!