KNIPEX Tools is the worlds largest manufacturer of professional pliers since 1882. 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. KNIPEX Tools are made from start to finish utilizing the highest quality materials. 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 times to the hand force applied. The tether attachment point is lug welded to the handle to ensure optimal tether strength and keeps the tool close, even if dropped from a high work-area.