Reed's RSP1 is a Ratchet Shears. It has a 1-1/4" IPS capacity. It weighs .9 lbs. This pair of shears with hardened steel blades are ideal for cutting PVC, PE, PP, PEX, and ABS pipe. For CPVC applications of up to 1-1/4" diameter, use models RS1PLT, RS7290, or RSP1 ratchet shears because of the thin blade and unique finish. This tool is not disposable, and it performs better, longer, and for less money over the life of the tool.