Side-Cutting Pliers also incorporate wire stripper/crimper.

Press Release Summary:

In addition to cutting and stripping 10–12 AWG solid and 12–14 AWG stranded wire, 9 in. Journeyman™ (Cat No. J2139NECRN) crimps non-insulated connectors, lugs, and terminals. High-leverage design with crimping die positioned behind hinge promotes cutting and gripping power, and cross-hatched knurled jaws are optimized for gripping. Along with induction-hardened cutting knives, features include tool steel construction with hot-riveted joint and dual-material Journeyman handle.

Original Press Release:

Klein® Tools Adds More Functions to Industry Leading Side-Cutting Pliers

(Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, combined all of the major functions of side-cutting pliers into one tool - the Journeyman™ High-Leverage Side-Cutting Pliers with Wire Stripper/Crimper (Cat No. J2139NECRN). This new multi-tool cuts and strips 10-12 AWG solid and 12-14 AWG stranded wire, and crimps non-insulated connectors, lugs and terminals.

“We know electricians often use their ‘Klein’s’ to strip wire,” said David Klein, associate director of product management at Klein Tools. “So we incorporated stripping holes into the cutting jaw to make that task more efficient. That added function saves time on the jobsite and means fewer tools needed in the tool bag.”

Additional product features include:

• High-leverage design for greater cutting and gripping power

• Cross-hatched knurled jaws for sure gripping

• Induction-hardened cutting knives for long life

• Crimping die positioned behind hinge for superior leverage

• Custom US-made tool steel forged for maximum durability

• Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble

• Dual-material Journeyman™ handles provide a better, more comfortable grip

• Size: 9 inches / 229 mm

• Made in USA

For more details, see the product video or information on, or visit your nearest distributor.

Klein is a registered trademark and Journeyman is a trademark of Klein Tools, Inc.

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 number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit

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