The Micro-Shear Flush Cutter with Lead Retainer 170-IIF Series shears offers numerous ergonomic enhancements in a popularly priced tool. The principal among them is our effort reducing Micro-Shear cutting action. Their shearing cut requires only about half the effort to cut a wire as that required by a conventional compression type cutter. They feature advanced ergonomic shape Xuro-Rubber grips, a glare eliminating black finish, light weight and our patented, life-time warranted, and Light Touch return spring. Manufactured from high carbon steel, their Rockwell hardness is a durable 54-56C. They are optionally available with static control (AS) grips.