Our Ton Jones Series, Deluxe, Collapsible Snake Tong snaps into place quickly and easily with no pins to remove or tools required. It features light, durable 2.5" wide nylon jaws designed to keep snakes and reptiles as comfortable as possible while being handled. The wider jaw distributes holding pressure over a larger area to prevent trauma to the animal and provide more gripping area for the handler. The nylon head is temperature resistant unlike aluminum tongs to keep snakes and reptiles comfortable without cold or hot metal on their skin. The heavy duty, anodized aluminum tubes are light weight with a full .090 wall thickness for added strength. The tube has a 22 degree bend at the jaw end which keeps the jaw head flat on the ground while handling animals. You can work comfortably all day long without having to bending over using this tool. Model TJ418NC is 72" when deployed and 36" when collapsed for storage.