These are just 3 inches long. OK for occasional use, good if have a 'buying bag' of equipment and need to keep the bulk and weight to a minimum, nice to use if you have exceptionally small hands. Some people like this size because they think small items of jewellery require tiny tools - that's not necessarily so, but these are very popular.
Standard pliers and cutters, medium-price, medium-quality, the most popular for general traders, hobby use, ocassional repairs in a shop, and all 'general' work.
Best quality, designed specifically for heavy use (whether for jewllery or craft work), but even for ocassional use you will find them exceptionally easy to girp and cut.
|Specialist Pliers / Cutters / Holders|
There are now many and wondrous 'gadgets' in the form of pliers and cutters: for holding rings, closing jump rings, turning wire (e.g. to make ear-wires) etc.
(You will find pliers and cutters for watch straps and spring lugs under WATCH TOOLS).