This large handle cable cutter is a high quality tool that can easily cut copper or aluminum cables up to 1-1/2" in diameter. The blades are forged chromium-molybdenum steel that make clean cuts with minimal distortion to cable conductors and jacket. The blades are rust resistant and can be resharpened, extending the life of the tool. The handles are strong and lightweight. They are made of aluminum and feature rubber anti-slip grips.