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Snips are a type of hand tool used for cutting and shaping metal. They are typically composed of two blades joined at a pivot point, with handles on either side that allow for precise control over the cut. Snips come in many shapes and sizes, and can be used for a variety of applications.
Types of Snips
Aviation snips, also known as tin snips or shears, are designed to cut through thin sheet metal. There are left-handed and right-handed varieties to accommodate different user preferences. Metal cutting snips have longer blades than aviation snips and can handle thicker materials such as wire mesh or rebar. Malco vs Midwest snip is another type of hand snip tool that is commonly used in industrial settings.
How Snips Are Made
Snip tools are typically made from high-grade steel that has been forged into shape with heat treatment to increase strength and durability. The handles may be made from plastic or rubber compounds to provide comfort during use, while the blades may feature teeth along the edge for improved cutting performance.
Industries That Use Snips
Snips are commonly used in industries such as aerospace engineering, automotive repair, plumbing, electrical work, HVAC installation/repair, welding fabrication, construction framing/roofing/siding installation and more. Professionals often use them to cut through various types of metals like aluminum sheeting or copper piping.
Find the Snips You Need at Zoro
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Brands of Snips does Zoro Carry?
We carry many of the top brands and manufacturers including MALCO, CRESCENT WISS, MIDWEST TOOL & CUTLERY, 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, Curves, and Straight, Curves.
Which features are most common for Snips?
Some common characteristics of Snips are the Cutting Action, Overall Length, and Material.