A go-to cutter for hobbies, crafts and bead stringing. Rated for cutting soft wire up to 18 AWG (1mm), this tool is perfect for electronics wire, flexible stranded bead wire, craft wire, German-style, and more. This tool is a favorite of jewelry designer Nealay Patel. Nealay's Tips: "These flush cutters are the "must have" pliers for cutting your beading wire! Here's a tip, to keep these sharp, use them only for beading thread or beading wire. Using them to cut hard wire will sure enough dull them quickly. Happy beading!"