Designed with tungsten carbide side blades, these Dr Slick pliers do the job, they cut all the biggest wire diameters and are excellent for cutting braids and modern synthetic lines. They can cut wires up to 60 lbs without blunting. The jaws are made of stainless steel coated with SUS 420 J 2 heat treated with HR of 52. The frame is made of 6061-T6 anodized aluminum to resist salt water and is equipped with non-slip rubber. The most versatile clamp in our arsenal.