The forged steel jaws of this left-cutting snip are set at a 90-degree angle to the handles to allow easy gripping when cutting sheet metal in tight spaces or overhead. The operator can follow tight circular or square pattern left cuts with either a pushing or pulling motion. A serrated edge on the upper jaw and compound head-to-handle linkage provide powerful, non-slip leverage for cutting up to 24-gauge (0.61 mm) cold rolled steel or 28-gauge (0.38 mm) stainless. Handles feature non-slip, cushion inserts, torsion-spring action and a squeeze-open, side operated latch. Rust-resistant polished forged steel jaws and black oxide finished handle stampings promote long service life.