The lever-action of this bypass loppers provides for several benefits: a wider cutting capacity, lower cutting effort, and an easier to replace cutting blade. The blades are made of tempered HRC 58 carbon steel, hot-forged for strength and lightness. As with all of Vesco's loppers, the aluminum alloy handles are light and strong, with soft grips and shock-absorbing stops. This bypass lopper is designed for heavy professional use. This is the shortest of the series.