Certified Model NFPA 1936, 2005 edition. Unique construction allows maximum usable force. Tips remain parallel to the cylinder throughout the spread allowing them to stay in contact with the material continuously for maximum spread (helps avoid piercing with the tips). Removable tips to accept chain package and optional tips for versatility. Push button pins for easy removal of tips (eliminates possibility of losing pins in the field). Control valve placement provides compact design allowing greater access for the user. Excellent balance and natural hand placement. Anodized for corrosion protection.