Hold me. Hold me tight.
There are two reasons for owning this plier. The compression fixture has to be held rock solid when you need to adjust the temple or bridge. Adjusting the temple or bridge puts pressure on the drilled holes which can crack the lens. There needs to be equal pressure on both sides of the fixture for absolutely safest results. That is why our Delrin plastic jaw, for the minus side of the lens, pivots to match the base curve.
Replacing the compression tubing is the other reason to have this plier. The Delrin plastic jaws are dual grooved to cradle the metal and plastic components, on either axis, for even, consistent pressure to drive the posts into the tubing. Opens extra wide for thick lenses.
#1050V – Black Vinyl Handle $34.95
#1050F – Green Foam Handle $34.95
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Insider Info from Joshua
"I designed the first (and still the best) plier for working with compression rimless mountings. Basically, everyone else has a less functional knockoff. Our big feature is a pivoting pad. The pad that goes on the minus side of the lens pivots to match the back side base curve. If you are attempting to grasp the fixture to hold it steady while you adjust the temple the entire fixture and lens must be secured. The key is even pressure front to back. As the pads on other pliers don’t pivot, the fixture is only being held at the thickest point on the lens. This makes it much easier to inadvertently crack the lens at the drilled hole."