Taper head cutters are very popular. The pointed head allows for increased cutting access yet has sufficient strength to avoid tip breakage when used within its capacity. Get into those small coils and trim away the sharp edges when you are doing wire work that will be worn next to the skin. The ergonomic handles are 4.8 inches, fitting the average hand much better than the smaller tools on the market and allowing for easier repetitive use without fatigue. The flush cutting edge means that both cutting edges receive a tiny bevel by diamond honing over the entire outer length. The bevels are at 60 degrees to the plane of the cutting surface. They are no more than 0.12mm in width and thus form an exceptionally small V-shaped groove along the edges. It also yields only the tiniest raised surface, or pinch, on the cut lead. Recommended for use on soft wire no larger than 16 gauge.