There are many pliers that you’ll find on the craft isle, but you may not need them all. It really depends on what type of craft you’re into. Personally, every crafter should have a good set of needle nose pliers, bent nose pliers and wire clippers. But, there are a few others that you may want to add to your craft box.
This is a great set of looping pliers if you find yourself customizing a lot of loops. This set of pliers can create a variety of loops ranging from 2mm to 9mm combinations. The jaw sizes measure approximately 1.8mm, 2.7mm, 3.5mm, 5mm, 7mm and 8.5mm. The overall length of the pliers measure approximately 6-inches.
If you don’t work with a lot of wire, you may only need these basic set of looping pliers. The jaw sizes measure approximately 5mm, 7mm and 10mm. The overall length of the pliers measure approximately 6-inches.
Occasionally, I will work with bottlecaps or thin metal that I need to punch a hole into in order to fix it to my jewelry. This set of pliers is perfect for punching a hole through copper or silver that’s up to 18 gauge. These hole punch pliers come with one replaceable pin that measures about 1mm, but you can purchase a 1.25mm pin for larger holes.
These mini pliers measure approximately 3-inches long. They may be small, but they’re sturdy and quite handy. The nylon jaws are great for bending or straightening wire without scratching it.
This set of craft pliers have tapered jaws that measure down to one millimeter. These pliers are great for working with finer wire. I love using these pliers when I need to make a loop or curve or custom earrings or findings. The overall length of the pliers measure about 4.5-inches.
Ok, I don’t know how I ever crafted without these pliers. Split ring pliers are great when working with split rings. The pliers hold open the split ring with ease so you can attach your finding without hurting your fingers.
If you make any kind of jewelry, make sure you have a basic pair of crimping pliers to securely close crimp beads and crimp tubes.