A cutter ideal for removing parts from their sprue. The jaws don't acually meet, they overlap slightly - like our teeth - to shear without blunting. Used carefully it is possible to remove parts so cleanly fron the sprue that further finishing is unnecessary. Made in America. These are the cutters I use myself, I was so delighted with them - they make life so much easier - that I hunted down a supply at a great price.