Improved version. Now requires 50% less effort compared with conventional combination pliers due to an optimised transmission ratio. Solid construction for heaviest strain- universally applicable. Ergonomically optimised handle shape for firm contact to the hand and fatigue reducing operation. Particularly effective cross-hatched knurled gripping zone in the jaws - for strong gripping and pulling. Additional gripping zone below the joint for powerful leverage and pressing performance. With cutting edges for soft and hard wire. Cutting edges additionally induction hardened, cutting edge hardness approx. 64 HRC. Vanadium electric steel- forged, oil-hardened.