This professional side cutters is the best available anywhere, and we've tested lots of them! Believe me, side cutters are may look alike but there is a huge difference! You will love this tool for cutting willow, reed and cane. You can cut #10 round reed like it's butter! For round reed, get just the right angle on your cuts when you bi-spoke, trim ends etc. When you cut and tuck flat reed spokes, use these side cutters to trim close to the top edge of your basket.