A compact plier, the extended nose allows for easier gripping, manipulating and placing. The cutting edge is suitable for flat and round cables whilst the gripping surfaces are partially serrated. The cutting edges are additionally induction hardened to approx. HRC 62. These are very useful VDE pliers for handling small parts and placing wires. Individually tested protective insulation 1,000V AC, VDE and GS tested. DIN ISO 5743, manufactured according to IEC 60900:2004 Length 160mm(6.1/4").
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.