Flat nose nylon jaw pliers are a must for straightening wire or grasping onto coiled wire. Not just any nylon jaw will do and ours is a high quality nylon with nylon jaw fasteners which will not damage delicate wire with prolonged use. Stainless steel, box-jointed handles come with with comfort grips.
Although we call these Wire Straighteners I find them more useful for holding onto multiple wires at once. They are a finger saver when it comes to coiling by hand and can hold on to flat woven wire structures without marring the wires. Replacement jaws are available so the tool will last a long time.