Compact 10-1/4" design allows for one-handed use of the ratcheting cutter mechanism, so other hand can position cable to ensure proper cut. High-Leverage ratchet mechanism for single-handed cutting of copper and aluminum cables, leaving no burrs or sharp edges. Patented two-step ratchet mechanism requires fewer strokes per cut. Quick release lever opens blades easily in every cutting postion. (Allows removal of the cable before completion of cut). Precision ratcheting mechanism holds cable tight and allows rapid, straight cuts with minimum effort. Hardened steel cutting blades for lasting strength and sharpness. Plastic covered handles with hand guards for comfort and firm grip. Locking lever keeps handles closed for easy transport; fits i na toolbox or bag. One-year warranty.