KNIPEX Pliers, Cutters, Insulated Tools and other products have been the tools of choice for Professional Tradesmen and end users who are serious about their hand tools and demand industrial quality. Based in Germany, KNIPEX Tools are German engineered to produce a tool unmatched in the industry in terms of features, comfort, design and performance. The KNIPEX XL Bolt Cutter is ideal for any professional for a variety of cutting applications. The newly designed lever action mechanism guarantees a heavy-duty lever ratio with low friction. The cutting performance is 30-fold increase to the hand force applied. Blades feature a recess for powerful cutting of large cross-sections as well as very hard materials with a diameter up to 5.2 mm. Tethered tools provide effective protection against accidents caused by falling tools. Flat mounting point does not get in the way during normal work on the ground. Not to be used on a lanyard of 5 ft. or more.