Judy, I have a friend/instructor of Wire Jewelry Arts. He owns
personally pliers of high quality, and then those he considers work
Work horses are purchased from Harbor Freight for as low as $1.00
per. To make these useful he grinds and polishes them to suit the
needs of the particular task. His statement is "I prefer snapping the
$1.00 ones to the $25.00 ones.
I have taken his advice and when in the class I take at my local
Community College, make use of the grinders in the wood shop to tailor
and polish them as needed.
Harbor Freight if not in your local area has an online Web Site you
can access and subscribe to for sales.
Some of the cheaper in cost, not necessarily in quality are from the
US Pittsburgh is a name I see on the packages.
When Harbor Freight has them in a closeout bin, it is like Christmas.