This 9-1/2" (240mm) compound cutter made in Italy features compound construction with hardened tool steel jaws and a semi-flush cut. The head is made of chrome vanadium steel. This is the finest large compound cutter we've seen. Excellent for sprues and thick wire. Cuts soft wire up to 0.11" (3.0mm) and hard wire up to 0.039" (1.0mm).