This sturdy tool can be used to tear out direct glue down and double glue down carpet and sheet goods. Can also be used for pulling new flooring from the roll. Contoured grip has a 3 7/8" inside width for single handed pulling. Jaws are ribbed for an excellent grip - the harder you pull, the tighter the grip. Tool has a die cast aluminum construction and weighs 1 1/2 lbs.