The precision wavy cut and sharpened blade for this hedge shear is designed to help hold branches in place while cutting, and is particularly useful for cutting woody stems. These are also useful for ornamental cutting where precise cuts are needed. The blades are made of tempered HRC 56-58 carbon steel, with a lock-nut to adjust cutting tension, and held by lightweight yet strong aluminum alloy handles. The handles also have soft grips and shock-absorbing stops to help reduce fatigue. This model has the shorter handles.