The Stainless Steel tool starts as a half inch rod and is ground down to just under 1/4 inch and is 34 inches long. The handle on this is a little over 6 inches long to give more leverage. You can choose from two handle options, either aluminum or carbon fiber. It also does not transfer heat or cold like aluminum or steel, so no more freezing handles in the winter. The adjustable mechanism is black except for the MTE show special that has a polished Stainless Steel. Both have a custom spring with a higher spring rate to help control unwanted disengagements. This handle is a larger diameter (1-1/4 inch) to give more control and less forearm pump. This is a very stiff door/fender tool that has more drive than you could ever want.