I enjoy chainmailling in my free time, although I am still no expert.
I wanted to know if there are special pliers that exist that one can use to open and close rings without scratching the rings or removing anodized coloration.
The ones I currently have are small flat nose pliers (without the grooved texture for grabbing) but sometimes if I slip even the corners or flat surface it can scratch the rings.
I've tried putting paper between the rings and the opening of the plies to act as a cushion but it's not a very viable way to work and the paper rips often.
Are there any pliers with rubber lining that exist for this purpose or can I use a glue gun on my current pliers to try to avoid scratching? Please advise.