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The most annoying performance flaw is that the plunger sticks in the housing - every time! I have to use a screwdriver to free it after each cut.
The instructions tag says that three or four strikes with a four pound hammer will cut the rope. No way! It takes three or four blows with a five pound sledge to cut the rope. I wish there were some clamps of some sort to hold the wire to be cut steady and fixed to the tool. As it is, the wire bounces around, and I have to recenter the blade in the rope's cut to continue to the next stroke.
The safety plate that flips over the rope is very malleable and quickly bends - I stopped using it.
The three stars rating is because it does indeed cut the wire rope, I just wish it was more friendly in its use.