Klein Tools began in Chicago in 1857 when a telegraph lineman brought a pair of broken side-cutting pliers to Mathias Klein, hoping he could repair them. Though Klein repaired the broken parts, the rest of the original tool soon broke, and so he forged and finished additional replacements, resulting in the first true pair of Klein pliers. As the telegraph industry grew during the civil war, so did Klein Tools, and the company began to produce a wider range of tools. Klein Tools remains a family owned and managed company, and their reputation for quality has made them one of the leading brands in the electrical industry.
These high-leverage cutters are made in the USA and come in either side-cutting or diagonal-cutting models. They feature unique glow in the dark grips, making it easy to locate the tool in dark or low-lit areas. The grips automatically recharge in both natural and artificial lighting, ensuring consistent functionality. The high-leverage design places the rivet closer to the cutting edge, providing greater cutting and gripping power than other plier designs.