The Long and Short of It – Handle Lengths

The Long and Short of it….
We’re talking HANDLES here!
Long handles, short handles, how do you decide?
Our customers are split on their preferences.

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Tronex customers are split 50/50 about which style they prefer: longer handles or shorter, standard handles. Often, if your hands are larger, you will prefer the longer handle version, and if your hands are smaller, you will prefer standard handles. However, it really is a matter of personal preference! Some customers even have both options in their tool kits. Can’t decide? below are some benefits to either choice and can help break it down for you.
Standard/Shorter Handles:

  • Lighter weight
  • Fit well into small hands
  • Are smaller to pack for storage or traveling
  • Can sometimes feel “closer” to the work and can feel like you have more control
  • Cost slightly less than Tronex longer handle tools

Longer, Ergonomic Handles:

  • Can get 4 fingers on the handles for more leverage
  • Usually feel more comfortable in larger hands
  • Length prevents the end of the handle from hitting pressure points in the palm of the hand
  • Can ease pressure over the length of the handle resulting in less strain on the hand


  • Most Tronex tools are available in both versions
  • Model numbers starting with a “5” are standard handles, model numbers starting with a “7” are longer, ergonomic handles
  • Longer handle tools are 1 inch longer than shorter handle tools
  • Tronex Longer handle tools are cost only slightly more than standard handle tools.

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One of the best ways to decide which handle length works for you is to find a local, authorized Tronex reseller in your neighborhood and feel the them for yourself! Tronex has resellers all over the US and Europe selling Tronex cutters and pliers. To find a local reseller in your area, contact a Tronex customer service representative at

We want to hear from you! Share your opinion with us: which do you prefer? Longer handles, or standard handles? Share with us on facebook or twitter!

2018-10-11T13:43:42+00:00 Comments Off on The Long and Short of It – Handle Lengths