Band removal pliers are an absolute essential tool to have on hand during banding. If a band is misapplied, or an old or worn band needs replacing, these pliers will safely and effectively open bands minimizing danger to the bird. They are also useful when applying plastic split rings. With fine angled tips, to enable safe removal of even the smallest bands. Please note that these pliers work opposite of standard pliers; closing the handle opens the jaws. Available in small and large sizes.