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Hey folks,

For delicate tasks, sometimes normal pliers are too abusive to use; their teeth mark up soft items and chip paint.  Teeth-less pliers are so smooth they can't hold anything very well, it will just slide right out. 

The answer: soft-jaw pliers.  If you have a old pair of annoying pliers that don't work well for your needs, add some Sugru and make them great!

If you like this project, please consider voting for it in the Sugru Contest.  Voting begins Oct. 10th.  Thanks!


Step 1: Materials

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All you need:
  • Pliers
  • 1x 5g sachet of Sugru

 
marhar3 years ago
This is great... the sugru has just enough "give" so that it hold things firmly.
muyo194 years ago
I think that is an excellent idea. I like to work with electronics, so when I use pliers, I have to be careful not to squeeze them too hard. This sometimes results in me dropping the part. I'll try this as soon as I get some sugru.
ZXR94 years ago
Great idea, I'll do it!
jeff-o4 years ago
I should also add, in the industry I work in, any marks, dents or damage to the leads of a component are considered defects. This mod would prevent that from happening.
jeff-o4 years ago
Hey, I have a pair of the very same pliers! I never use them because they're useless as-is. Perhaps I will mod them as you have. Thanks!
Ooh, I'll have to try this, this is nice.
sylrig4 years ago
I love this--this is something I need all the time. I'm going to go and use up the rest of my open sugru packet on a pair of pliers right now--I may try texturing the gripping surface. Thanks!
mattthegamer463 (author)  sylrig4 years ago
Thanks everyone for the comments. :)
waterbaby4 years ago
Great idea -- will have to try this for working with jewelry wire, which inevitably gets marked or dinged from most pliers. Thanks!
rimar20004 years ago
Good idea!