The steel cable cutter is an essential tool when installing a cable railing system. The hardened heat treated blades cut 5/32" cable cleanly and quickly for an easy installation.Clean, square, cold, perfect cut every time. When cutting cable, it was just as good. No frays.After 200 cuts off 1/8" 7*7 stainless steel wire rope, stainless steel cutter still very sharp and clean cut.Our wire cutter required little handforce because of very high transmission ratio with opening spring,only one hand can finish all cutting. Beside,it is much easier to carry around..Sharp, compact design, durable cutting edge make a very clean and precise cut,no frays..It's a competent tool that makes clean cuts up to its rated wire gauge. You can use this in a variety applications from multi-strand gardening wire to preparing bicycle cable and brake cables and motorcycle cable where clean cuts are critical. An occasional drop or two of oil and a wipe-down is about all it needs for maintenance.