These light-duty shears are great for intricate work at the bench, especially cutting fine gauges of non-ferrous metal sheet (up to 26 gauge) and trimming fine wires and fiber cords. Shears operate like scissors, with blades that smoothly bypass one another as they cut, but have a more robust construction ideal for cutting metal sheet. Curved-blade shears are ideal for cutting smooth, even curves and contours. The large, comfortable loop handles help reduce hand fatigue. These shears are made from ground and polished tool steel, a very hard, strong material for cutters; the jaws will not be nicked or misshapen with normal use.