The Channellock E-Series features (XLT) Xtreme Leverage Technology for considerably less force required to cut than traditional high leverage designs. The streamlined design is longer for precision handling, while the pipe grip design accommodates many shapes. High-carbon C1080 steel for superior performance and an electronic coating for ultimate rust prevention. Laser heat-treated cutting edges last longer. Crosshatch pattern on jaws grips work tightly. Blue dipped plastic grips.