I've used these pliers a few times since purchasing them and I am very happy! Although I am not sure why the color is different than their other tools, the quality is outstanding. The lock on the tool is a great feature since these are spring loaded and by locking them closed you can save space in your tool box. I've used them on plastic and metal and it cuts right through without any signs of wear. I would recommend these to anyone! So far so good!
I bought these maybe 3 months ago from Sears. I work in a truck shop, so they saw their fair share of use. At one point, they tore themselves up on a small cotter pin. I tried to take them to Sears and they said they couldn't help me and had no idea what the warranty on them was. They said to look online. The website for this company is horrendous, so it proved a task to find anything remotely close to warranty. I wrote them a message and called them, but they're East Coast and it was a Friday. I never heard back from them, anyway. At some point, I gave up and found DeWalt compound pliers that actually had good reviews. These have mediocre reviews around the internet. Go find the DeWalt ones. Also note, if you're not half decent at using the internet, best of luck finding any way to even contact these people. And no thanks to Sears.
I purchase these "wire cutters" every year for my holiday production warehouse employees. We use them to cut floral wire and they work well and are easy to handle. I usually purchase at least a dozen pair and they can last several years unless they "disappear;-)" The only down side is that the springs tend to break or wear out before the wire cutters do. On several occasions I have sent them back to have them replaced at no charge by the manufacturer.
Best pair of pliers I've purchases. I use them every day and have not had them break or malfunction on me. So tour self a favor and pick up a pair!
Awesome cutters. Work very well.