The Platinum Tools 17002C 10" Euro Crimp Tool & Die incorporates many innovative features delivering superior performance and value. The patented double cam ratchet mechanism delivers higher crimp force while reducing handle grip distance. Longer, high leverage handles produce more crimp force with less hand force. Extremely smooth ratchet design with no break over hand force. Straight plate lower jaw assembly design eliminates structural stress point, which is common in competitive tools. Easy to reach safety ratchet release.