This Knipex® Electronics Pliers grips, holds, and bends wire. The smooth gripping surfaces help prevent marring or scratching. The pliers has a precision box joint and low-friction double spring to help provide gentle and even opening. The head is mirror polished and has a fine film of oil to help offer rust protection and avoid circuit faults caused by peeling chrome from plated tools. It is made of special tool steel, forged, and oil-hardened for durability. Suitable for very precise assembly work such as electronics and fine mechanics.