Jeweler's Plier Set
I am a beginner, and these were very easy to use! I just wish there was a case for them. Then again it'd be more money than I could have spent at the time. Great Tools!
November 24, 2010
With pliers, you definitely get what you pay for. These are a basic set that include a long flat nose, needle nose, bent nose, round nose, and cutter. Having my own professional quality pliers, I purchased multiple sets of these for use by children, and for use with hobbies like building the Fascinations Metal Works models where the steel might mar my good pliers.
Pros: These are a standard size, and have an easy grip. There is a good variety, and the flat and needle nose pliers are longer than usual, giving a long edge with which to work.
Cons: The cutters are extremely dull. None of the pliers are well finished and some had burs which needed to be removed. The needle nose and bent nose pliers do not come to a fine point, so extremely delicate work is difficult.
These pliers worked well for the model building, and I don't have to worry about kids destroying more expensive pliers. They were cheap enough to buy multiple sets for group projects. For casual work, these are acceptable, but for more serious hobby, jewelry or beading work, invest in better tools.
April 23, 2014
This is a good set for the price. I'm still new to jewelry making but bought this to use for the Halloween and Christmas earrings kit I'll be handing out this year.
September 15, 2013
These tools were a great purchase for a jewelry making class!
December 8, 2010
I was leary about purchasing this item, but was very pleasantly surprised that the tools were much better quality than expected. I would definitely recommend this set. My local craft store had a set that didn't have as many tools, wasn't any better quality, and was double the price.
November 12, 2010
I wanted to start beading and had watched a couple of videos and saw that I needed these basic tools. I bought them because they were inexpensive. I've made about 14 pair of earrings so far and these worked perfectly. I have fairly large hands and these were comfortable and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend these to someone just starting out.
September 6, 2010
These tools were great for beading. Easy to use and very good quality.
March 7, 2010
i really like this project. i couldn't find a bent nose pliers at any of my trusted beading websites except for this one! its too bad there isn't a carrying pouch you could buy to go with it. still, it is very good
November 23, 2009