I have seen those Revere Pliers, and I think there was a review on
them in the last Art Jewelry issue. I have Swanstroms. They were
pricey but I love them! I’ve had them for five years and they still
work perfectly. I do a lot of wire work using different gauge sizes
and have not had any problems with them. I love that the handles are
I also own a pair of Lindstroms Ergos. They are ok but I think since
I have had the Swanstroms for so long I am spoiled and I always
reach for them first.
I also have a set of Wubbers (can you get a sense for what a tool
hound I am?). They are nice and do have thick rubber foam pads on
them but the round nose jaws seem to big at the tips then I use to.
I use them when I work with heavier gauges, 16g - 10g, since they
I teach wire work and artisan jewelry classes so I like to have
different pliers available for use should my students not have a
pair. Also it helps them make choices on what works for them.
I will recommend the Tronex Razor Flush Cutters (See here) for
gauges 30 to 14. See the Beaducation site for more info.
If you do end up getting the Reveres’ please post so we can get your
opinion. I just might have to get a set.