Ideal WireMan Linesman Pliers 30-3430 Review

The first thing to understand is that the wireman lineman pliers are made from high quality materials such as stainless steel and aluminum alloy. They have a very strong design which makes them suitable for working with thick wires or large diameter wires. The handles are ergonomic and comfortable to hold. There are two different sizes available: one with a 3/8″ (9mm) opening and another with a 1/2″ (13mm) opening. The handles are made from plastic, but they feel nice and sturdy.

As far as features go, there is no difference between the three models; all of them feature a Phillips head screwdriver bit driver tip, which allows you to open up the jaws of the pliers easily. All of them come with a carrying case.

In terms of performance, these wireman lineman pliers perform well when it comes to cutting through thick wires and larger diameter wires. They are not too heavy either so they are easy to handle. The wire cutters do work fairly quickly and efficiently, but some people may prefer other types of tools for their jobs.

The pliers do have an interesting design, but if you’re only going to be working with small diameter wires then the size of the jaws on these pliers will be overkill. The carrying case that comes with these pliers is a nice touch, but there are plenty of other wire cutters on the market that also come with a carrying case.


Ideal makes great tools and these wireman lineman pliers are no exception. If you’re looking for pliers that can handle larger wires and thick wires then these would be a good option. However, there may be cheaper pliers available that can also handle these kinds of wires.

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