When you grasp rectangular objects with pliers you don’t alway get a good grip since the jaws aren’t parallel. Needle nose pliers compound the problem further with their narrow jaws. The parallel movement of Stanley’s MaxGrip 7″ needle nose pliers increases the otherwise wimpy holding force and the jaw capacity to boot.
Stanley makes the jaws from solid steel and the body from forged-alloy steel. They design the bi-material handles to feel comfortable in your hands and even provide tethering holes for tying the pliers to your belt or storing them on the controversial pegboard wall.
The MaxGrip needle nose pliers start at $10 and go as high as $20 if you’re not paying attention.