Pliers and Cutters target professional tool users.

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Crescent® brand line of Pro Series solid joint pliers and cutters are designed with special alloy steel and feature joints machined to high-tolerances. Tools also feature laser-hardened cutting edges, polished heads, and co-molded grips. Available in multiple sizes and all popular configurations, series includes model 20509CMG 9 in. lineman's pliers with integral crimper and fish tape puller.



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Cooper Hand Tools Introduces New Line of Crescent® Brand Pro Series Solid Joint Pliers



APEX, N.C., November 2, 2007 - Cooper Hand Tools, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd., recently announced the introduction of its new Crescent® brand line of Pro Series solid joint pliers and cutters. Forged from special alloy steel with joints machined to extremely stringent tolerances, Pro Series solid joint pliers are made for the high demands of professional tool users.

Cutting edges are laser-hardened for extremely long life and all feature polished heads that will stay looking new for the life of the tool. Wide, co-molded grips feature firmer material in areas where control is critical and softer material at pressure points for added comfort.

Crescent® brand Pro Series solid joint pliers and cutters are available in multiple sizes and all popular configurations. Many models offer additional features, such as the 9-inch lineman's pliers (Model 20509CMG), which includes an integral crimper and fish tape puller.

Cooper Hand Tools is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of both the Crescent® brand and its flagship product, the Crescent® brand adjustable wrench. One of the most successful hand tools ever invented, the Crescent® brand adjustable wrench has become a staple in the toolboxes of tradesmen and homeowners worldwide.

Media Contact: Tim Rice - Burson-Marsteller
1 Gateway Center, 20th Floor - Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone - 412.394.6611 Fax - 412.394.6610 Email - Tim.Rice@Marsteller.com

About Cooper Hand Tools
Cooper Hand Tools, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd., manufactures and markets many well-known brands of hand tools, chain, and electronic soldering products, including Campbell® chain, Crescent® brand wrenches and pliers, Lufkin® measuring tools, Nicholson® files and saws, Plumb® hammers, H. K. Porter® bolt cutters, Weller® soldering products, and Wiss® snips. The Company is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of both the Crescent® brand and the hand tool that has become a staple in the toolboxes of tradesmen and homeowners worldwide. The original company, the Crescent Tool Company, was officially incorporated on July 23, 1907.Headquartered in Apex, North Carolina, Cooper Hand Tools has manufacturing facilities in six domestic and eight international locations, and has approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.cooperhandtools.com.

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries, Ltd. is a global manufacturer with 2006 revenues of $5.2 billion, approximately 85 percent of which are from electrical products. Incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, Cooper employs approximately 31,000 people and operates eight divisions: Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Menvier, Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Wiring Devices and Cooper Tools group. Cooper Connection provides a common marketing and selling platform for Cooper's sales to electrical distributors. For more information, visit www.cooperindustries.com.

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