349s are one of my favourite tools. The most solid and robust pliers you are ever likely to find, especially with that box joint. Not just made in the USA but made 'well'. Decent bit of weight to them, you really know they are in your hand. I get dry palms and the blue PVC sticks nicely to my skin. I enjoy and even look forward to using these. I have Knipex high leverage pliers aswell & althou they an excellent tool, I still always prefer these. Hard to come across here in the UK, but that didn't stop me getting a spare pair in case they ever go missing!
Alfie from England, UK.