Crescent Pro Series Diagonal Compound Action Pliers offer a winning combination of increased power and unparalleled comfort for exceptional ease of use. Their advanced compound action design provides an increased cutting and holding power of 50%. They take half the effort as standard cutting pliers. In addition, the ergonomically-designed co-molded grips are 30% wider than traditional pliers. The wider contact area spreads out the load of the grip against the fingers and palm for greater comfort and control.