I'm really pleased with the quality of this set of jewellery pliers, which are made from surgical steel. They really feel nice to hold, and to use, and although I haven't used for long periods yet, the sprung pliers will probably lessen the chance of hand strain, when using for a long session of jewellery making. The Alligator style case is a perfect way to store these quality tools, ensuring that they don't get damaged, as they probably would do, if they were loose in a drawer, and it also looks good in the craft room too! Most pliers used for jewellery making are in this kit, apart from Nylon Jaw pliers and Split Ring Pliers which would be useful, so I've had to purchase those separately, but that doesn't detract in anyway from this being a good set of tools to have. It's an excellent product, that I can fully recommend, to anyone looking for a professional set of jewellery tools!