The original, portable impact cutters invented in 1928 by Morse-Starrett to cut wire rope. Actuated by striking with a hammer, they are easy to operate and give superior performance without jamming. They are precision-engineered to deliver a clean cut without affecting the original roundness of the wire rope. The blades and dies are made of the finest tool steel available, heat-treated, and ground to close tolerances. We have three sizes to choose from. The #1 can cut up to 3/4" cable #1A up to 1-1/16" and #2 1-1/2" wire rope.