Limited Edition Pliers feature Michael Andretti signature.

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Michael Andretti Signature Series 9 in. side-cutting Journeyman® pliers feature hot-riveted joints, induction-hardened cutting knives, and custom-made tool steel. Soft outer handle material feels comfortable and provides sure grip. Tough inner material and handle ends provide durability. Contoured thumb area and flared thumb rest further improve feel and grip of tool.

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Klein Tools Offers Limited Edition Michael Andretti Signature Series Pliers

CHICAGO, IL - June 2003 - To honor Klein Tool's association with racing legend Michael Andretti, the company has launched a pair of commemorative pliers. The limited edition Michael Andretti Signature Series pliers (#MA2000-9E) are 9" side-cutting pliers from its popular Journeyman® line. The commemorative pliers feature Michael Andretti's signature and the Klein Tools racing logo laser etched onto the head of the pliers. For several years, Klein Tools has supported the career of Michael Andretti, one of history's most accomplished open-wheel racers. In 2002, Andretti formed Andretti Green Racing, which is competing in the Indy Racing League. In 2003, Klein became a major sponsor of Andretti Green Racing and supports the team. Andretti retired on May 25, 2003 after driving his final lap at the Indy 500. Andretti, commented Richard T. Klein, Jr., chairman and CEO of Klein Tools. "He is a reflection of Klein Tools' commitment to professionalism and performance." Klein's Journeyman pliers offer contoured, cushioned handles and high-quality design details. Two handle materials combine to give the user a better, more comfortable grip, as well as handle strength and durability. The soft outer handle material feels more comfortable in the hand and provides a sure grip. The tough inner material and handle ends provide ruggedness and durability. The pliers also feature a contoured thumb area and a flared thumb rest, further improving the feel and grip of the tool. The red and black comfort-grip handles on the Michael Andretti Signature Series pliers feature a state-of-the-art dual material molding process. The premier pliers are constructed with hot-riveted joints, induction-hardened cutting knives and custom, U.S.-made tool steel. The Michael Andretti Signature Series pliers are available from Klein Tools distributors. Klein Tools, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of professional hand tools. For more information, please contact: Klein Tools, P.O. Box 599033, Chicago, IL 60659. Phone: (800) 553-4676. Fax: (847) 745-4612. Internet: Please send inquiries to: Larry Wegner, Klein Tools, P.O. Box 599033, Chicago, IL 60659-9033. E-mail:

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