Manufactured from tough alloyed steel with state-of-the-art heat treating and ultra precise CNC grinding to create the ultimate shear cutter. Features such as soft Xuro-Rubber grips & Light Touch return spring add comfort and control. The oval head configuration lends itself perfectly to wire art and chain maille applications. PL9100 is perfect for cutting jump rings up to 12 AWG (2mm) and precious metal wire. PL9100F also features Xuron’s unique wire retaining clip which holds cut-off pieces of wire to keep them from flying across the room and making a mess of your work area. It’s also great for keeping track of small bits of precious metal wires. PL9100F is designed to be used on soft wire up to 16 AWG (1.3mm). Made in the USA.