Capable of making straight cuts in all type of plastic laminate. The double-action, hardened steel blades cut without binding and will not crack or chip the laminate surface. Used by professional and DIY installers for rough cutting laminate before cementing in place. Can also be used to cut the irregular contour line for the laminate piece that fits between a wall and the backsplash top. Has vinyl coated handles for comfort and the spring return handles can be locked in the closed position. Tool has a 1-7/16" length of cut with a 9/64" kerf.