The jaws on these pliers are wider than most, providing an extra secure grip. The finish makes them less likely to slip when working with metal and helps prevent marring. These pliers are heavy-duty enough to handle heavier gauge wire such as 12 and 14 gauge, but precise enough to accomplish work of a much finer nature. They measure 6.5 inches long with a 6.2mm wide jaw at the tip. The handles are comfortable, give plenty of leverage and control, and the spring provides smooth action as you work.