This Knipex® Precision Electronics Gripping Pliers ESD grips, holds, and bends wire. The smooth gripping surfaces help prevent marring or scratching. The pliers has a bolted joint and carefully manufactured joint surfaces to help provide even, low-friction movement throughout the entire opening range. In addition, the double spring helps provide gentle and even opening. This pliers is approximately 20% lighter than standard electronics pliers to help reduce fatigue. Its handles are ergonomically optimized and have multi-component covers to help provide more comfort. The pliers is burnished and has a polished head. It is made of ball-bearing chrome steel, forged, and manifold oil-hardened for durability. Suitable for very precise assembly work such as electronics and fine mechanics.