This profile shear with left hand blades cuts profile and flat materials up to 18-gauge, spiral duct, wire mesh and many other materials. These snips are extremely light and maneuverable at 5 pounds and can cut tight curves at a radius of three inches. The blades are made of high-quality steel, heat treated and precision ground. The KD-446L boasts a variable speed motor up to 2,500 rpm and cuts up to 28 feet-per-minute. U.S. Patent # 7,971,360.