Journeyman™ High-Leverage Diagonal-Cutting Pliers

Hot-Riveted Joint Lets You Get the Job Done Without Handle Wobble

Klein Tools High-Leverage Diagonal - Cutting Pliers

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Journeyman™ High-Leverage Diagonal-Cutting Pliers

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Low Price GuaranteeWhat's special about these high-leverage cutting pliers?

  • Close-set rivet means high leverage and 36% more cutting power
  • Induction-hardened cutting knives stay sharp for a long service life
  • Short jaws let you cut wires close
  • Built from custom formulated US-made tool steel
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  • Custom, US-made tool steel.
  • Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble.
  • Induction hardened cutting knives for long life.
  • 2000 Series pliers available.  Cuts ACSR, screws, nails and most hardened wire.
  • Short jaws and beveled cutting edges permit close cutting of wire.


Additional Feature:

  • High-leverage design. Rivet is closer to the cutting edge for 36% greater cutting power than other plier designs


Cutting Knives Handle Type Jaw Length Jaw Thickness Jaw Width Approx. Weight
Standard Journeyman 13/16"
7/16" (11mm) 1-3/16" (30mm) 0.67 lbs
KT-J228-8 Red/ Black 8-1/8" (206mm)
KT-J248-8 Red/ Black
Angled Head
8-1/8" (206mm)
KT-J2000-28 Light Blue/ Black 8-1/8" (206mm)
KT-J2000-48 Light Blue/ Black
Angled Head
8-1/8" (206mm)

Always wear approved eye protection.
NOT insulated. Plastic-dipped or slip-on plastic handles are NOT intended for protection against electrical shock.




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