Had to find out if more expensive is better. They were on sale so I decided to try them. I am not disappointed. They are comfortable in my hand, lightweight, easy to manipulate and seem to be made well. The flat nose are great for straightening and holding things steady. The chain nose have a small enough tip to get into tight places. When they are on sale again, I will try the round nose. The handles are white and average in looks.
Lindstrom flat nose pliers
These are the best! They feel very sturdy in my hand. They make perfect bends in wire. They are easy to handle and feel very comfortable. I feel like I use less pressure with these pliers because they are so sturdy.
Absolutely fantastic pliers and service
The Lindstrom pliers are amazing. They are far better than the Tronix pliers I purchased, much smoother jaws and a smaller mouth which means working with jump rings is much easier.
Artbeads went out of their way to ship these in a specific manner that I requested. I will definitely be purchasing 3 more pair of these in the future.
They're expensive but definitely the best pliers I've ever used, hands down.