Also known as diagonal cutting pliers or dike pliers, this tool has cutting edges that are beveled for close cutting and hardened for long-lasting sharpness and durability. Pliers have an oval-shaped head and are manufactured from 400 series stainless steel. The joint rivet is closer to the cutting edge to provide more cutting power than general purpose pliers. Designed for cutting copper or soft steel wire, this stainless steel pliers also offers excellent corrosion resistance. The 400 series stainless steel pliers with plain handles is also autoclavable for sterile environments.