My beloved pliers have finally been all used up! I've had these pliers since I started spinning cotton, eight years ago. They've helped me make thousands of great pieces. They've been across the country and back several times over and to central america. They've even been on the Martha Stewart show...where Martha used them...twice! They were lost for a while and then mailed back to me (yay!), but alas, they must now be laid to rest. Thank you pliers for your companionship and many years of service. I salute you!