Klein Includes Cushioned Grip for Repeated Hardwire Cutting and Bending
For a comfortable experience in a field that lends itself to hand fatigue, the Klein Slim-Head Ironworker’s Pliers feature a comfort grip that cushions your hand during the repeated twisting and cutting of soft annealed rebar tie wire. They’ve also launched a kit to retrofit your existing Slim-Head Ironworker’s Pliers with comfort grips.
What Is Klein Saying About The Ironworker’s Pliers and Comfort Grips?
Being able to use tools quickly and comfortably is one of the things that professionals look for in Klein Tools’ products. These new pliers feature better overall hand-feel and ergonomics, with grips that extend beyond the plier handle to provide an air pocket for increased comfort and extended ribs to help maintain control by minimizing hand travel up the plier. Plus, professionals can get these same benefits on their existing pliers with the Comfort Grip Kit, which includes two comfort grips and two heat shrink bands to retrofit a pair of Klein’s plain handled, Slim-Head Ironworker’s Pliers.
Adriana Facchina, associate product manager at Klein Tools
What’s the Big Deal?
Comfort is the obvious talking point here. Klein has taken their precision-hardened steel pliers and added a soft, cushioned grip to protect your hand during repeated hardwire cutting. The grip extends beyond the plier handle to provide an air pocket that increases your general comfort. Plus, it includes extended ribs to help maintain control by minimizing travel up the plier handle.
But, if you’re working with older Klein Ironworker’s Pliers, and wish they offered this kind of protection, you’re in luck. Klein also now offers a Comfort Grip Kit (M200ST. This allows you to add this feature to your old pair of pliers, slipping the comfort grips over the handles and securing them with the included heat shrinks.
- Induction hardened cutting knives
- Hot rivet joint adds smooth action with no wobble
- Made in the USA
You can pick up the Klein Slim-Head Ironworker’s 9″ Pliers for around $49.99. It comes with a lifetime warranty. Or, if you just need to add some grips to your pliers, you can pick up the Comfort Grip Kit 2-pack for around $14.99. It comes with two heat shrink bands to keep the grips secured.
Klein Ironworker’s Pliers Specs
- Model: Klein M2017CSTA
- Length: 13.25 in.
- Height: 1.1 in.
- Width: 3.9 in.
- Material: Steel
- Length (Jaw): 1.28 in.
- Width (Jaw): 1.16 in.
- Thickness (Jaw): 0.5 in.
- Capacity (Jaw): 1.16 in.
- Cutting Knives: 0.75 in.
- Knife Length: 0.63 in.
- Cut Style: Pinch Cut
- Joint Type: Hot Riveted
- Handle Finish: Comfort Grip
- Handle Length: 7.4 in.
- Insulated: No
- Tether Capable: No
- Weight: 16 oz.
- Warranty: Lifetime
- Price: $49.99