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Chainmaille Pliers: Three Xuron® Brand Essentials

The Xuron Model 475 Short Nose Pliers for chainmaille work

Every chainmaille artist owns at least two different pliers and each has his/her own preference for brand and style. Having had the opportunity to meet with many different artists and designers, we’ve isolated three essential Xuron® brand pliers for chainmaille work.

The Three Chainmaille Essentials:

Model 475 Short Nose Pliers

Short, flat blades firmly hold jump rings.  Two of these, one for each hand, is sufficient for any beginner.  Tip: When holding jump rings, try to use as much surface area of the pliers blades as possible.  This will allow extra stability and control when opening and closing jump rings. 

 Xuron Model 475 Short Nose Pliers for chainmaille

Model 487 Chisel Nose Pliers

45 degree angled blades hold jump rings without obstructing the open area of the ring.  

Xuron's model 487 chisel nose pliers with 45 degree angle blade holds jump rings without obstructing the center of the ring.


Model 486 90 Degree Bent Nose Pliers

90 degree bent nose lets you quickly pick up rings and allows for an easy transition into closing and opening rings while keeping the wrist in a natural position. This version was developed in joint cooperation between Xuron Corp. and HyperLynks.  

Xuron model 486 90 Degree Bent Nose Pliers for chainmalle.


In this video, Michelle Brennan, co-owner of HyperLynks, shows us how she uses the 90 degree bent nose pliers:

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Abby Robey

I am the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Xuron Corporation. I've had the pleasure of working here for 25 years and one of my favorite parts of the job is meeting Xuron® tool users and hearing the feedback about the products we make.


  1. J Kerry says

    Thanks for the input. Love your pliers but have been hesitant to use them on anything larger than 18 guage stainless per others recommendations.

    • Abby Robey says

      Go ahead and give it a try on the larger rings. If you run into any problems contact me (sales@xuron.com) and I’ll get you replacements. 🙂
      Thank you!

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