These lineman's pliers are made of custom, US-made tool steel and feature combination polished and black-oxide finish plus plastic-dipped handles for comfort and ease of identification. 2000 series knives cut ACSR, screws, nails and most hardened wire. The high-leverage design provides 46-Percent more cutting and gripping power than other plier designs. Cutting knives are induction hardened for long life. The hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble. Streamlined design with sure-gripping, cross-hatched knurled jaws. Unique handle tempering helps absorb the ''snap'' when cutting wire. The head is precision-hardened for on-the-job toughness.