The spring in each is gentle, yet firm and smooth. The whole tool nestles right in your fingers. The micro snips have blades only 5/8" long. If you have something to cut off that is difficult to reach or delicate, reach for this. Similarly, if you need to grip a tiny something carefully yet firmly, the 5/8" pliers jaws are just the ticket. Built-in stops prevent you applying too much pressure. Available as a set of two (one each).