Xuron pliers are made from strong high carbon steel and have handles that are longer and more comfortable than economy pliers. The action on Xuron pliers is very smooth and comfortable to weave with for long periods of time. We also find that these pliers are excellent for beginners, as they make it easier to manipulate jump rings because you have a much better grip. We still recommend Tool Magic to protect your delicate jump rings. These are a very wise investment. We prefer Xuron to any of the other more expensive specialty pliers out there!