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.
These will cut anything the size of your little finger or smaller.