These side cutters are suitable to cut beading wire, nylon, and most tempers of wire. They are NOT suitable for cutting memory wire or steel wire (use heavier duty cutters found in most household toolkits). The difference between side cutters and snub nose cutters is the snub nose shape of this tool pushes everything out of the way that you DON'T want to cut, avoiding most accidental cuts when making your jewellery.
Pair your cutters with some chain nose pliers, and you have the most used tools in any jewellery making! This pairing is a great start for anyone beginning the hobby of jewellery making.