Custom US-made tool steel. Induction hardened cutting knives for long life. Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble. Short jaws and beveled cutting edges permit close cutting of wire. 2000 Series pliers available for some styles. Cuts ACSR, screws, nails, and most hardened wire. Plastic-dipped handles for comfort and ease of identification. *Journeyman™ pliers available for some styles. State-of-the-art, dual-material handles, which provide a better grip without sacrificing tool strength or durability. Angled head design for easy work in confined spaces. High-leverage design. Rivet is closer to the cutting edge for 36% greater cutting power than other plier designs. 2000 Series - Heavy-duty cutting knives. Cuts ACSR, screws, nails and most hardened wire. Features combination polished and black-oxide finish.