New Hybrid Pliers from Klein Tools Features Dual-Material Journeyman Handles

Press Release Summary:

Klein’s Hybrid Pliers with Crimpers and induction-hardened cutting knives enable professionals to strip, cut, twist, shear and crimp. Unit can be used to strip 10-14 AWG solid and 12-16 stranded wire, to shear 6-32 and 8-32 bolts and to crimp non-insulated connectors, lugs and terminals. Pliers’ induction-hardened cutting knives increase the tool life.

Original Press Release:

Klein® Tools’ New Hybrid Pliers Reduce the Number of Tools Needed on the Job

May 1, 2018 (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, introduces the Hybrid Pliers with Crimper, an all-in-one solution for any jobsite. Its full length, induction-hardened cutting knives along with a high-leverage design provide greater cutting power for increased efficiency on the job. No task is impossible for the Hybrid Pliers, which enable professionals to strip, cut, twist, shear and crimp with just one convenient tool.

Hybrid Pliers with Crimper (Cat. No. J215-8CR)

  • High-leverage design increases cutting power
  • One multi-purpose tool with five functions
  • Cleanly strips 10-14 AWG solid and 12-16 stranded wire
  • Wide, knurled head easily grabs and twists wires
  • Shears 6-32 and 8-32 bolts
  • Crimps non-insulated connectors, lugs and terminals
  • Full length, induction-hardened cutting knives provide a longer tool life and are perfect for use on hard wire
  • Dual-material Journeyman™ handles provide long-lasting, comfortable grip

“In recent years, tradespeople have faced a heightened pressure to work more efficiently. As Klein becomes more aware of these different jobsite challenges, we work together with our family of engineers to reinvent and redesign new solutions,” says David Klein, director of product management at Klein Tools. “With five different functions, the Hybrid Pliers with Crimper is the ultimate electrician’s plier, not only saving time on the job but also reducing the number of tools needed to complete a task. Its increased cutting power and convenience make this multi-purpose tool a must-have in any professional’s bag.”

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About Klein Tools

Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the No. 1 choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit

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