Precision wire rope cutters have drop forged aluminum handles. Heads are drop forged and fine ground alloy steel. Cut 1/4" wirerope, 3/32" piano wire, 3/16" steel wire cleanly, without crushing or deforming the end of the wire. Vinyl cushion grip handles will not slip from your grasp. HIT-HWC-6 cutters are provided with spring action and locking mechanism. Overall length: 7-3/4".