Sipe tires quickly and effortlessly while maintaining precise control. Siping can greatly improve traction by allowing the tire to reach and maintain optimum temperature. A locking lever and blade clamping screw secures up to 13 blades in the head assembly. Blades can be easily positioned up or down to desired cutting depth. A built-in blade rail holds blade strips in place while individual blades are snapped away. Tool heats in 10-15 minutes. 110V plug in operation only.