These lightweight, straight-handle shears are designed for durability. They can cut 16-gauge C.R. mild steel and stainless to 18-gauge. Close clearance, heavy-duty blades provide smooth cutting action without burring or buckling the material. The aluminum shear head curls the waste strip into a handy coil for fast clean-up, allowing maximum sheet usage. With a straight on/off switch, the KL-242 fills the gap between Kett light gauge and heavy gauge power shears.