Klein Tools D248-8 High Leverage Pliers, Diagonal Cutters, Angled Head, Standard Cut, 8-Inch Short Jaw Pliers

 Klein Tools D248-8 High Leverage Pliers, Diagonal Cutters, Angled Head, Standard Cut, 8-Inch Short Jaw Pliers Brand Klein Tools

Style:Standard Product Description These high-leverage Diagonal-Cutting pliers for non Ferrous wire and soft metal cuttingprovide 36-Percent greater cutting power than other pliers. The angled head design makes work easier in confined spaces. The hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action with no handle wobble. Angled head design ensures easy work in confined areas. induction hardened cutting knives for long life. 8-Inch pliers have short jaws and beveled cutting edges. Plastic-dipped handles for comfort and ease of identification. Custom, US-made tool steel. For more than 160 years, Klein Tools has manufactured premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools that deliver the performance, durability and precision needed to get the job done right. Our family of engineers, workers and craftsman continue to put six generations of expertise into every tool we create by using only the highest quality materials, superior workmanship, and keeping manufacturing as close to home as we can. Klein isn’t just the name of our company, it’s also our family name. And since we’re an American company that’s family-owned and family-run, you know you can count on us to be here tomorrow. Klein Tools doesn’t just make great products, we make great products that stand up to the demands of the professionals who use them every day … Since 1857. Amazon.com The Klein Tools 8-Inch High-Leverage Angled Cutting Pliers feature a forged, hot-riveted, and heat-treated design that assures long lasting performance and accurate alignment. Red plastic-dipped handles are featured for added comfort, and the high-leverage design provides 36-percent greater cutting and gripping power than conventional pliers. The angled head enables the user to work in confined areas and avoid scraped knuckles when cutting on a flat surface. The pliers are made in the United States and come backed with a limited lifetime warranty. See all Product description

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  • Angled head design for easy work in confined spaces
  • High-leverage design. Rivet is closer to the cutting edge for 36-percent greater cutting power than other plier designs
  • Short jaws and beveled cutting edges permit close cutting of wire
  • Induction-hardened cutting knives for long life

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Review

  • I had a pair of journeyman dikes before these, so when I saw that this pair required a little more effort to cut wires, I just assumed it was due to that. I have been using them off and on for over a month, mainly working on larger wire sizes, but I noticed on occasion that they didn’t cut finer wires. Of course, when you are busy trying to get the job done, you might think something else stopped it from cutting through and you just move on. The other day I looked more closely and I could see that the cutting edges have a tiny gap since it hits a high spot right near the blades bottom, so if you cut a finer wire (14 ga or less) there, its good, but anywhere above that, it does not cut all the way through. Tried to return them, but the return period has passed. Will attempt to grind off that high spot without ruining its ability to cut there as well. I have used Klein tools for over 20 years. This is a first. I read another similar review. If they want to keep being the electricians tool source of choice, higher quality control is needed on their part. If i can’t fix it, I will buy Klein again, but not through Amazon. I will buy it locally where I can see the blades close fully before I make the purchase.
  • i have a few cutters of this type. The Linesman pliers I have include Klien, Proto and Snap-on. THese Kliens seem to have the hardest edges of any of these. They do not show any signs of indentations or deformation where the Snap-on and Proto 8″ linesman do.The Klein Linesman are quite hefty and are my second choice.The Snap-on do not open and close easily with one hand.The Vintage Proto work very well and are a good size but have developed dents in the cutting edges over the years. Although they have been used far more than the others.I have put these Kliens to the test on nails and thick wire bindings. And they take the abuse.The smaller size of the jaws allow you to get the tips into tight spots where a Linesman plier will not fit.A quality tool.
  • I have had Kline tools for decades. This is to replace a pair of lost cutters. I did notice a new warning etched on these that state they are “not insulated” and won’t protect against electrical shock. I suppose some fool tried using them on a 10KV line and got fried then family sued Klein. Seem to have the same rubber grips as my lost pair which never let me get a shot before.I did not test them yet but assume rubber is still classed as an insulating material? Go figure.
  • I mean…..it’s Klein….what more do you need to say.UPDATE 11/28.2016Someone used my Klein’s the other day, “Man, where did you get these. These are great!”These cutters saved my dogs life. My wife has a standard poodle and placed a choke collar on him for training purposes. Bad idea. I was sitting on the back deck and he suddenly started flopping violently. I jumped down on him and pinned him to the deck. The ring on the collar had dropped through a crack and got stuck. The chain was completely cutting off his air. I hollered for wife and had her hold him still and try to get some slack in the chain. Thankfully, I am one of those “a place for everything and everything in it’s place” types of people. I ran to my tool closet and grabbed my Klein’s. The Kleins cut through the heavy chain as if it were butter. My wife was crying tears of joy.So,1. Get some Klein cutters2. Know where you put them3 Never put a choke collar on an animal….it will kill.
  • great for cutting copper wire, nails and screws. they do a much better job than my Knipex diagonal cutters. don’t waste your money on them and buy these instead.
  • As with most klein tools, these works great and I expect it to last me decades. I have another, similar, pair of these that my dad handed down to me (along with a lot of other klein tools) and they are easily 30+ yrs old that he used during his electrician and construction days and they are still working strong. Seeing how well his klein tools perform, especially after so long, I only buy Klein myself now. You get what you pay for, these cost a premium but they will probably last a life time, or two. I go by my dad’s philosophy when it comes to tools, pay a premium now and only need to worry about buying it once.
  • Been using this product for years at a professional level and have always had good luck. The latest ones I got seem to be made of softer steel because they have become dull over the course of just a couple of months and to make matters worse I dropped them on asphalt yesterday and they actually broke at the tip about a quarter inch off. Hopeful to find another quality pair as I’m venturing away from Klein as it appears we have a copycat on our hands.
  • Klein 8inch snips with slightly angled head. Great nips, tough, reliable, use them for cutting construction boxes, hammering nails, prying stuff, cutting stucco metal. Klein is professional grade, heard workplace rumors about Klein offering life-time warranty/free replacement, have not needed to use this. . . I abuse these pliers on stucco/rock and still cut stranded wires with them no problem. -*Note*- not hardened steel does not cut bolts/screws.

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