Thought I’d just point this out real quick as I’m changing the “bandages” on my pliers right now. I bought this Tamiya Non-Scratch needle nose pliers because I thought the grips were made of some sort of semi-hard rubber (hence “non-scratch”) and it does sorta look that way from the photos. I was bummed out when it arrived and I found out that it is actually very hard plastic. With enough force, I can leave teeth parks on my parts but if I don’t then I can risk dropping the parts. Ugh. So what I did was bandage the grips with paper.
Rip up a piece of paper towel, fold it up, and just tape it to the plier. This is great for EVERYTHING that I use for on my Gundam models. I can clamp as hard as I want and not leave a single teeth mark, particularly useful when I need to snap two reluctant pieces together. I also use this to hold my parts when I am topcoating. Now my pliers is officially scratch-free. I just change the paper every now and then. Just throwing this out there… hope someone finds this useful ^^;