Custom US-made tool steel . Induction hardened cutting knives for long life. . Unique handle tempering helps absorb the "snap" when cutting wire. . "Handform" handlesfor 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. . 2000 Series pliers available to cut ACSR, screws, nails and most hardened wire. Journeyman style available for some models. The state-of-the-art, dual-material handles provide a better grip without sacrificing tool strength or durability. . Twists and cuts soft annealed rebar tie wire. . High-leverage design. Rivet is closer to the cutting edge for 46% greater cutting and gripping power than other plier designs. . Hook bend handle. Spring-loaded action for self-opening. Heavy-duty knurled jaws..