Special, high-leverage design for exceptional cutting capability. Precision, one-hand shearing action. Cable-gripping shear-type jaws. Two layers of insulation provide protection against electric shock. Forged steel handle with thick, exceptionally tough, high-dielectric white inner coating bonded to the tool. Flame retardant, impact-resistant, bright orange outer coating. Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble. Integral guards help prevent hand contact with conductive parts. Tested to exceed the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 60900 and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) F1505 standards for insulated tools. Marked with official 1000V (volt) rating symbol.