Great Tool for plastic tubing, hose, small limbs, etc. They do exactly what they were designed to do. These are not wire or fence cutters and anyone who tries to use them as such has got the wrong tool. A low rating because of their inexperience is not fair.
I had a pair of these when they were made in the USA - they were an excellent product. After 5 or 6 years of heavy use, the anvil (plastic) wore off, and I took them back to Sears. They gave me a new set - made in China. The workmanship is poor - very rough stroke, and the blade does not completely close to the anvil. It will not cut completely through anything, but always leaves a thin piece holding the two sides together. After using it to trim small branches for about 5 minutes, the blade broke. I would not recommend these to anyone.
I can only tell you thta I have bought these over the years and they have worked great. Over time the quality has went down hill but overall still work well for what I use them for. They sent me something else and when I tried to do a return because they shipped me the wrong item they left me sitting on hold for over an hour & a half and never came back on. I will never but another pair from Sears again. I am now paying for something I didn't order because I am not calling back again. I will just not do business anymore.
Lost my old Made in USA pair years ago. These are the same design, just now made in China. For what you use these cutters for, you can't break them, so for the price, you can't beat the quality.
These are very sharp. Had no issues cutting through hoses and cutting several other objects around the garage. Awesome that the handle comes with several replacement blades also.