Maybe I've been spoiled but I hate the supplied pliers. This is my first personal 3D printer but I've been working with them for about 3.5 years. If you are looking for an alternative set I could not recommened the Hakko CHP-170 enough. These things are great! We've had a pair last and remain strong for over 2 years now with heavy printing. https://www.amazon.com/Hakko-CHP-170-Stand-off-Construction-21-Degree/dp/B00FZPDG1K
I've used the supplied pliers before with the Up Mini and have always hated them. A just a note about the included spatula blade, I love this thing. We also have one at work and it is the go to spatula on all our printers.