High-leverage design for exceptional cutting capability of 4/0 aluminum, 2/0 soft copper, 100-pair 24 AWG communications cable. Precision, one-hand shearing action. Cable-gripping shear-type jaws. Perfect for working in confined spaces. Can be carried in most tool pouches. Beveled jaw tips provide proper mating and shearing action, which protects leading jaw edges. Through-hardened (not case-hardened) for longer-lasting cutting surfaces. Hot-riveted joint ensures smooth action and no handle wobble.