Custom, US-made tool steel. Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble. Induction hardened cutting knives for long life. Unique handle tempering helps absorb the "snap" when cutting wire. 2000 Series pliers available. Cuts ACSR, screws, nails and most hardened wire. "Handform" handles for full gripping and cutting power. Precision-hardened plier head for on-the-job toughness. Sure-gripping cross-hatched knurled jaws. 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. High-leverage design. Rivet is closer to the cutting edge for 46% greater cutting and gripping power than other plier designs. Streamlined design with sure-gripping, cross-hatched knurled jaws.