Handy little cable cutter for your normal electrical plug type cables. Cuts neatly and easily. This one is however not suitable for steel wire like cycle brake / gear wires. I bought this item originally because i was attaching a new brake cable to my bike and i needed a cutter to cleanly cut through the steel wire. This cutter just crushed the steel wire and when i eventully did cut through the wire was all frayed. However its still a great cutter for the plastic/rubber cables you have on most of your household electrical appliances.