Using Wolf Grooved Looping Pliers

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The Wolf grooved looping pliers are a handy tool for making consistent wrapped loops every time. Here’s how to use this innovative tool.
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Tip 1If you use a finer or softer gauge of wire, harden the link once it is complete.
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Step 1

Grasp your wire about 1 ½" down from the top with your Groovy chain nose pliers. The wire should rest in the groove.

Step 2

With your finger, push the wire to a 90° angle.

Step 3

Lay the bent wire in one of the grooves of the Groovy Looping pliers. The groove closest to the tip will make a smaller loop than the groove furthest from the tip.

Step 4

Grasp the wire right at the bend.

Step 5

Pull the wire around the round nose of the pliers until it is almost pointing directly down.

Step 6

Reposition your pliers by opening your round nose pliers (but do not pull the pliers out of the loop) and pivot your pliers so the bottom tip is on the top. Continue pulling the wire around the nose of the pliers until the loop is completely round.

Step 7

To then wrap the loop, grip the loop with the Groovy chain nose pliers and grip the wire with your fingers.

Step 8

Wrap the short wire around the long wire about 3 wraps.

Step 9

Using the wire cutters, cut off the extra wire as close as you can.

Step 10

One side of the link is complete.

Step 11

Slide a bead or beads on the wire.

Step 12

Using the Groovy chain nose pliers, grab the wire directly above the beads. The wire should lay in the groove of the plier.

Step 13

With your finger, push the wire to a 90° angle.

Step 14

Using the same groove as you did on the first side, grasp the wire right at the bend with the Groovy Looping pliers.

Step 15

Pull the wire around the round nose pliers until it is almost pointing directly down.

Step 16

Reposition your pliers by opening your looping pliers (but do not pull the pliers out of the loop) and pivot your pliers so the bottom tip is on the top. Then continue pulling the wire around the nose of the pliers until the loop is completely round.

Step 17

To then wrap the loop, grip the loop with the Groovy chain nose pliers and grip the wire with your fingers.

Step 18

Wrap the short wire around the long wire about 3 wraps.

Step 19

Using the wire cutters, cut off the extra wire as close as you can.

Step 20

Congratulations, you have made a wire wrapped link with the Groovy Looping pliers.

Step 21

The Wolf Groovy Looping Pliers will make three different size loops.

     

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