Worth the $$$. I ordered the round nose ones as well. Excellent product.
This plier is wonderful, feels light in the hands, handles are softly cushioned. Great for my long fingers. Made in the USA. Highly recommend it!
I generally don't like paying for a "name", although I will if the product is of exceptional quality that justifies the higher price. I'm adding Tronex to my list of quality products worth that higher price! After several years of making jewelry with cheaper tools, I now realize I should not have waited so long to try higher end tools. Here's why: 1) the wider and larger handle is much more comfortable to grip, even compared to other ergonomic tools I've purchased, 2) these pliers open much wider than other tools, something that smaller-tipped tools just can't do, 3) they are very smooth to operate, opening and closing easily without excessive resistance but also not just flopping open like tools without springs, 4) the thinner tips allow you to reach even the tightest areas, and the longer size means you can actually see what you are doing in there.
Count me a fan. These will not be my last pair of Tronex tools.
I really love these pliers, I use them all of the time. They are not micro nosed, but they are solid and the edges of the jaws are smooth. I have larger hands and they fit very well in my hands.