OptiGrip is the newly designed gripping surface with 'triple-point support'. This design ensures the optimum grip on your workpiece. The Wiha DynamicJoint gives the most efficient transmission of hand strength to the cutting edges. The advantage results in 40% less effort being required for cutting tasks compared with standard combination pliers. Extra long edges make easy work of flat or round cables. Additional inductive hardening to 64 HRC enables the cutting of piano wire. Individually tested protective insulation 1,000V AC, VDE and GS tested. DIN ISO 5743, manufactured according to IEC 60900:2004, length 200mm(8").
VDE is a standard to ensure screwdrivers and other hand tools are safe to use when working with electricity. VDE takes its acronym from the German company Verband der Elektrotechnik, who are responsible for testing and certifying tools and appliances.