Examine the J&J Instruments hemostats and needle holders carefully. You'll notice that all the box lock joints are meticulously beveled. This not only gives each instrument a finished quality look, but also reduces the possibility of snagging sutures or exam gloves. Notice too, as the jaws begin to touch, so do the ratchets. This results in all J&J hemostats and needle holders having a consistent balance, feel, and force-to-closure ratio.