Nylon jaw chain nose pliers are a very useful tool for anyone who does a lot of wire working. However, after a lot of use, the nylon can become gouged and scored to the point that they no longer grip the wire – and when that happens, it’s time to change out the pads.
In this video, I’ll show you how to replace nylon jaw plier tips quickly and easily without using a drill (as some manufacturers recommend). The screws seem to grip the plastic better this way and therefore hold the pads in place longer so you can focus on wire working and not fiddling with your pliers!
If you’re unable to see the embedded video, click here -> How to Replace Nylon Plier Jaws <- to watch it on YouTube.
The tools I am using in the video are as follows. (Asterisks indicate affiliate links meaning I may receive a small referral commission at no additional cost to you).
I believe this method should work for most brands of nylon jaw pliers that use screws to hold the tips in place.
- Eurotool nylon jaw chain nose pliers* on amazon (or here on Etsy*)
- Eurotool nylon jaw replacement tips*
- Tiny screwdriver set
- Beading awl*
TIP: Don’t skip the step using the awl to create a divot in the plastic. You will have a really hard time getting the screws to grip without preparing it like this. If you don’t have an awl, try using a small nail or a thumbtack!
Want to know more about nylon jaw chain nose pliers?
Check out my useful video demo for several ways to use them in making wire jewelry.