Tin snips or metal snips are hand tools used to cut metal siding, flashing, aluminum, sheet metal and other materials. There are two main types of snips: tin snips and compound-action snips. Tin snips look like scissors but with longer handles and shorter blades. Regular tin snips are for straight cuts, and duckbill snips cut sharp curves. Aviation snips or compound snips were originally created to cut sheet metal in the aviation industry. These snips have 2 pivot points and are spring loaded to lessen fatigue for the user. Aviation Snips have three cutting styles: straight cutting, left cutting, and right cutting. Pay less for hand tools like locking plierstongue and groove pliers and locking clamps when you shop at Zoro.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Brands of Snips does Zoro Carry?
We carry many of the top brands and manufacturers including MALCO, MIDWEST SNIPS, CRESCENT WISS, and many more.
What Cutting Action for Snips are available?
At Zoro we carry a wide assortment including some of the most common Cutting Action choices such as Straight, Straight, Left, Right, and Left.
What are some popular options available within Snips?
Within our Snips collection, Aviation Snip, Tinners Snip, and Offset Snip options are some of the most popular items we sell.
Which features are most common for Snips?
Some common characteristics of Snips are the Cutting Action, Overall Length, and Metal Gauge.