I've been using these at work as a machine setup technician every day since I bought them about 6 weeks ago.
The joint has no play at all and opens like butter. The fit of the jaws is perfect. I often use them to bend and straighten shims as thin as .001 in. thickness as well as pulling out tooling from machines and light prying.
These are the perfect long nose pliers for those who need a tight fitting jaw and are willing to forgo a cutter to get it.
7pt34m from The factories of Ohio