Place the point of the hooked jaw at the exact spot you wish to drill. Squeeze the plier to create a dimple. The ergonomic design requires little force. The hooked jaw allows easy reach into tight spots. Recommended for soft or annealed metals 24 gauge or lighter and any thickness of metal clay that can fit into the jaws.
Make the dimple on the flat or non-textured side of a metal clay piece for easier drilling.