Jack Richeson Chrome Plated Canvas Pliers - There's nothing like painting on a hand stretched canvas! These durable imported stretching pliers have serrated jaws for a secure grip to produce an even, uniform stretching over stretcher strips or bars. All metal, 8-1/2 inches long with 3-3/4 inch jaws. For artists who stretch a number of canvases, the Chrome pliers are highly recommended. The chrome pliers are lighter so you can stretch more before tiring. The Chrome pliers also have a spring clip feature which allows the jaws to self-open after each stretch. This may not seem like a big deal until you encounter blisters on the back of your knuckles from opening the iron pliers after each stretch. The Chrome Plated Pliers are the best choice for the serious canvas stretcher.