Poorly designed and conceived. Notice that the handles actually touch each other in the center. Why does every single plier in the world have a gap there except these? Because real tool manufacturers know that no gap means it will pinch the $%! out of your hands if they slip! They actually pinch the palm of your hand while just holding them. If they slip off work they will absolutely injure you. How is it even remotely possible that someone else rated this a 5 star rating when they are basically unusable??Hmmm I wonder who....Let me add that is ridiculous that they were granted a patent on these. When I received them, I put them in my hand, and immediately just threw them in the garbage. Not worth the hassle to return them, but I still don't want to risk that anyone in my household will try to use them - because it is GUARANTEED you will be injured.