MIDWEST Bulldog Aviation Snip trim cut and notch thick material up to 16 gauge coldrolled steel and cut multiple layers of sheet material such as Scleat and rolled seams. The tool features GLIDETECH FORGED BLADES. The MIDWEST GLIDETECH FORGED BLADE manufacturing process produces unequalled strength, longest lasting edge life, and the most precise cutting action. Blades are hot dropforged of molybdenum alloy steel for exceptional strength and durability and Austemper heattreated to best accept and hold their precision ground cutting edge. GlideTech Forged Blades cut complete from "pin of the blades through their points". GlideTech Forged Blades pivot on a Grade8 bolt that is threaded and affixed into the bottom blade keeping blades in precision adjustment and if ever necessary allowing them to be readjusted extending peak performance. Equipped with KUSH'NPOWER compound leverage handle action with patented (US D718,602, D719,808) handle grip design multiplies handle force to cutting blades requiring the least amount of hand force while providing a soft, sturdy and comfortable grip. KUSH'NPOWER grips and heavyduty doubleoverwind spring are unconditionally guaranteed. Made in the USA! Use in either hand to cut straight or wide curves.