Drop forged jaws with center cut blades heat treated for wear resistance and long cutting life. Cuts soft, and medium/hard materials (maximum hardness of material to be cut Brinell 300/Rockwell C31). Toggle joints turn 50 lb hand pressure to 4000 lb of cutting pressure; 1-piece, aluminum alloy handles with rubber grips. Do not use any cutter on energized circuits, wire, or cable. Series 2000, 24" long, 3/8" capacity.