The first step in choosing the correct pliers is to think ahead to what function is are the pliers going to perform. Note the size and scale of your work. Fine, delicate pliers are not suited to work with heavy-gauge metal and wire and may be pushed beyond their tolerance and be damaged. Take a look at the heads of the tools; round-nose pliers are used to bend curves and make loops and chain-nose pliers form right angles. Treat these tools with care, keep them lubricated and use them for the tasks intended and your will get years of use from your investment.
Pliers and wire cutters go hand-in-hand. Just like pliers, choose your cutters according to the size and scale of the metals you are working in. Jewelry Tools has a variety of cutters to choose from so you can find the perfect fit for your needs.