These are heavy duty contractor quality bold cutters. Good for concrete reinforcing rods, soft and medium hard bolts, rivets, bar and chain. Rugged extended nose straps support the cutting edge to reduce the possibility of chipping and to prevent cutting above the tool's rated capacity.Features 14" sanded celtex grips that are expoxy glued to each handle. This eliminates shock after cutting materials. The feel is like no other cutters offered.