I explained that there is cutting ability up to 1.8 mm iron plate, I bought it with expectation for its ability, but I think that it is impossible unless it is quite robust grip strength to cut a 1.6 mm iron plate. I can only cut a mere 1.6 m to myself. Personally it is very difficult to grasp as the lever opens too much. It may be tough for people with small hands. It may not be suitable for Japanese people. Anyway, I got a high price and it was disappointing and I was sorry very much.