Ridgid 14218 Model S18 Bolt Cutter has hardened alloy steel jaws that are designed and manufactuRed to assure the longest possible blade life. One-step internal cam mechanism provides the quickest and simplest way to keep the cutting blades precisely aligned. The handles and grips are designed to allow greater mechanical advantage for crispcontrolled cutting. The S18 Bolt Cutter has a center cut and has multiple capacities for different types of metal. For soft steel and nonferrous metalssuch as boltsscrewsrivetsand wirethe capacity is 3/8-inch. For iron and steel the capacity is 5/16-inch. For stainless steelspring wireheat-treated rodand reinforcing rodthe capacity is 1/4-inch.