Long-Nose Pliers include side-cutting knives.

Press Release Summary:

Journeyman(TM) J203-6 and J203-7 measure 6 5/8 and 7 1/8 in. in length. Dual-material handle offers comfortable grip without sacrificing handle strength. Soft, outer-surface provides firm grip, while harder, black material on inner-surface and handle ends provides toughness in harsh environments. Pliers include knurled jaws for bending and forming wire, hot-riveted joint for smooth action with no handle wobble, and contoured thumb area with flared thumb rest.

Original Press Release:

Klein Adds Two New Long-Nose Pliers To Its Journeyman(TM) Line of Comfort-Grip Tools

CHICAGO, IL - July 2003 - Klein Tools has added two, side-cutting, long-nose pliers to its Journeyman(TM) line of premium tools for trade professionals.

The two new long-nose pliers (Cat. Nos. J203-6 and J203-7) measure 6-5/8" (168 mm) and 7-1/8" (181 mm) in overall length. They join the existing 8-1/2" (216 mm) long-pliers previously introduced by Klein.

Journeyman pliers feature a state-of-the-art, dual-material handle design that gives the tool a better, more comfortable grip without sacrificing handle strength or durability. The soft, outer-surface handle material feels more comfortable in the hand and provides a firmer grip. The harder, black material on the inner-surface and handle ends is designed for extra toughness and durability in harsh work environments.

The new long-nose pliers also feature side-cutting knives at the hinge for cutting wire; induction hardening of those knives for long tool life; knurled jaws for bending and forming wire; a hot-riveted joint for smooth action with no handle wobble; a contoured thumb area with a flared thumb rest for added comfort and a positive feel; and color-coded yellow handles for quick tool identification.

In addition to the new 6-5/8" and 7-1/8" long-nose pliers, Klein offers 15 other Journeyman tools: two heavy-duty long-nose pliers; six side-cutting pliers; four diagonal-cutting pliers; one pair of pump pliers; one high-leverage cable cutter; and one crimping/ cutting tool. Manufactured of custom, U.S.-made tool steel, the Journeyman tools carry a lifetime warranty.

Klein Tools is a leading manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational protective equipment. For more information on the Journeyman long-nose pliers, please contact Klein Tools, Chicago, IL 60659. Phone: 800-553-4676. Fax: 847-745-4612. www.kleintools.com

Please send inquiries to: Brett Herolt (bherolt@kleintools.com), Klein Tools, P.O. Box 599033, Chicago, IL 60659-9033.

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