You can use any of the snips in either hand but they will only perform well when cutting in the direction they were intended for. Our product features performance hand grips that increase productivity and distributes pressure evenly, which results in less user fatigue. Non-slip grooves and safety guards also help users achieve a Maximum grip in some of the dirtiest conditions. An easy release side latch offers quick operation and cutting on the job. Made with only the best, the hardened forged steel jaws offer a strong long lasting cutting edge. Red handled snips cut best straight and to the left (counter-clockwise).