Like many tools, mitre shears come with different specifications regarding what they can be used for, the material they can cut through and the size of that material, so you will need to check specifications of individual shears.
Most mitre shears will cut through material which is between 5mm and 15mm thick.
The width of material which can be cut, each time the handles are squeezed, depends on the length of the blade. Most mitre shears can cut between 50mm and 75mm.
Mitre shears are designed to cut the required material with one cut.
Types of material
Mitre shears are usually able to cut wood, plastic, leather, PVC and rubber.
Mitre shears are commonly used for cutting items such as mouldings, skirting, frames, plastic and PVC sections, weather seals, tile trim, beading for laminate, carpet gripper and other similar stock.
Mitre shears are used for applications such as house decoration, carpentry, window and door fitting, model building and crafts, both in industry and at home.