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Klein; hands down the best wireman's tools.
Klein 9-N pliers. Busted rods for a couple of years on road bed. We called the (side-cutters) dykes.......mistake pliers. Good reason can't bend today.
Bet I have a dozen of these, all good brands. Rebar cutting and bending? Not in this or any other universe. They are used in rebar work to bend and cut the medium gauge steel wire used to tie the rods together...not the rebar.
Pro tip: When your wife drags to to the “Estate Sale” look in the tools section for old Klein pliers and cutters. Meh? Several at .25 to a buck. Just saying.
I have a pair of those, and a linesman's pliers, that I bought in '69. They still cut anything.