Cuts wire rope cleanly and evenly without wire ends splaying or fanning out. Precision ground cutting edges and shear type action for a clean cut. For cutting high-strength wire ropes up to 5/32" (4 mm) and cable 3/16" (6 mm). At just 6 1/4" (160 mm) in length, considerably more powerful than many larger wire rope cutters. Opening spring for easier use during repetitive cutting. Double-bearing joint for greater stability.