#37304 I received a set as a gift over ten years ago. At first I thought they were some sort of gimmick, that thought was dispelled in short fashion.
I have used them over the years to cut various diameters of rubber hose, tubing and various diameters of rope. They have also come in "Handi" as a pruner The offset pivot and ergonomic handle design make them very comfortable to use.
The downside is that you may not see them stocked in your Home Town stores.
These Handi-cutters are Guaranteed Forever, your on your own for the replacement blades.
At least give them a look while your in Sears, in the event you do purchase a set you'll find out that they do live up to their name.
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.
So far so good. Got on sale tho so that helped inspire the purchase. But not cheaply made so it should at least last in tool box and one for the road tool box as well
This is the premier way to cut Dacron/polyester rope with a polyester core, such as usually used in sailing applications! Wrap with electrical tape, cut with this tool, and burn the ends with a pocket lighter. Perfect!
This tool is just what I needed to handle my sign hanging project. Cuts the plastic sign hangers like butter, with clean smooth edges. Love this!