Hand operated hydraulic tool specifically designed to cut copper, aldrey, aluminum, aluminum-steel cables and steel ropes, aluminum and steel rods having a max overall diameter up to 1-25/32 inches (1590 MCM ACSR). This model is self contained, robust and sturdy. The tool features a double speed action. The blades are manufactured from high strength special steel, heat treated to ensure a long service life. The head can rotate by 180 degrees, to enable the operator to work in the most comfortable position, and can easily be opened to allow cutting of running cables.