Milwaukee wasn't joking about the forged steel teeth cutting well. Their guide for max diameter of soft/medium metal seems accurate. I got these because the next size in stock was 2' and double cost at $65. I didn't need a lot of force either. Closest analogy is the force to shove an apple sectioner thru the apple.14" bolt cutters on a cattle panel? You must have Charles Atlas muscles! I think mine are 3'.