#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.
The product itself it exactly what I wanted. The service is what was lacking. I ordered this product online from a store close to me, the Chicago Ridge, IL location, and paid for expedited shipping. There were two in stock when I ordered it on a Tuesday and selected expedited shipping so I could have them for work the following week, with the latest arrival time of that upcoming Saturday. I continued to check the shipping as I assumed I would have them quickly as the store is only a few miles from my home. By Sunday, the tracking never said that the item was still yet to be picked up for delivery. I called customer service and I was told that the item was never shipped because it was damage, during shipping, which did not make sense to me. I want to know why I was never notified of the issue, and why it took me calling for something to happen. I paid good money for a product and it was quite clear that there was no intent to complete the transaction on your end. I told the woman that I wanted a refund and I would just go to the store and pick them up myself. She refunded the purchase price but did not want to refund the shipping cost initially. I told her the item, according to her, had never even shipped therefore I am not eating the "cost" of shipping. I am not fond of paying for nothing. Eventually she refunded that cost as well and I drove myself to the store to pick up the item. Turns out your ship to my home option is not convenient. When I arrived at the store, I found that there were still two of the items in stock and neither of them were damaged. I highly doubt the order was ever filled or attempted to be shipped and the story about them being damaged in shipping was clearly a very unappreciated lie. I would rather be told that the order was forgotten and never filled. I can deal with that, but don't lie to me.
I cut weatherstrip for garage doors with these I still have a pair that I've been using for 20 years they do a great job