Introduction: Sugru Soft-Jaw Pliers

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!

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Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Prep and Place Sugru

Make sure the pliers are clean and not greasy or rusty.  If they do have some rust on them, I recommend sanding them with a bit of sandpaper, then rinse the tip and dry completely with a paper towel.

Cut open the Sugru sachet and knead in your hand until it is warm and soft.  Break off two pieces, about 1/4 of the sachet each.  Mould them around the tip of the pliers, flattening the end, sides and inner face into semi-flat surfaces.  This will help picking up small objects easier.

Place the pliers so the Sugru isn't coming into contact with anything and let dry for 24 hours.

Step 3: Hold Things With Ease!

Now you can hold tiny things with ease and the gentle touch you just can't get with regular pliers.

Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project.  Thanks for reading!

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