Featured Tool of the Week: Split Ring Pliers

By on March 12, 2012
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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for
March 12, 2012

This week’s tool: Split Ring Opening Pliers, #PLR-588.00

Demonstration by Kate, JewelryTools.com

Split rings (those jump ring-like findings that are shaped like a key ring) are useful because they are hard to open – and that’s also why they’re a pain to use! Fortunately, you don’t have to use your fingernails, a pocketknife, or a metal ruler to try and open your split rings anymore. Simply squeeze with these Split Ring Opening Pliers, and you can slide your pendant, charm, or chain link right on the split ring!

To open a split ring, align the plier’s "tooth" between the two rounds of wire in the split ring, shortly below one of the wire ends. Squeeze the pliers together, and the tooth will gently open the split ring. It’s a cinch!

Click below to see these split ring opening pliers, only available on JewelryTools.com:
Split ring pliers
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Split ring pliers

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    March 12, 2012 at 9:41 am

    HAAA! I used to break out in a sweat trying to open those dang things, and often gave up!! but after i got that tool, its made it soooo much easier, and i use it all the time!!!It great!!!