Yellow Handled Metal Snips (Cuts Straight)

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Howdy. The name's Nick.

My Maw calls me Compound Snips or Aviation Snips when I'm in trouble - not sayin' I get in it much...

I'm a yellow-handled tin snip, but I'm no scared-y cat. Not to brag, but cuttin' thick or doubled-up sheet metal doesn't even make me flinch. I can also cut very wide curves, and am ideal for straight incisions through flat, non-curled pieces of metal. But, as far as muscle, I have been drop-forged and heat-treated, so my alloy steel sinews are masterful when cutting vinyl, wire mesh, clam-shell packaging (Oh, yeah. I go there), and a variety of soft sheet metals. Thin-gauge steel (Yeah...up to 24 gauge), aluminum, brass, and tin - I don't even sweat. Spring-loaded and having two pivot points instead of one, I reduce the amount of force necessary to make cuts and, therefore, reduce user-fatigue, so I'm sort of like a hero, like that.  I also have a hook-lock to keep me closed when not in use....mostly because I may, or may not have, used too many cutting remarks in the past.  

TRIVIA FACTS:

The multi-colored handles on me and my brother-snips (red – cuts to the left, green – cuts to the right, yellow – cuts straight)...

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Howdy. The name's Nick.

My Maw calls me Compound Snips or Aviation Snips when I'm in trouble - not sayin' I get in it much...

I'm a yellow-handled tin snip, but I'm no scared-y cat. Not to brag, but cuttin' thick or doubled-up sheet metal doesn't even make me flinch. I can also cut very wide curves, and am ideal for straight incisions through flat, non-curled pieces of metal. But, as far as muscle, I have been drop-forged and heat-treated, so my alloy steel sinews are masterful when cutting vinyl, wire mesh, clam-shell packaging (Oh, yeah. I go there), and a variety of soft sheet metals. Thin-gauge steel (Yeah...up to 24 gauge), aluminum, brass, and tin - I don't even sweat. Spring-loaded and having two pivot points instead of one, I reduce the amount of force necessary to make cuts and, therefore, reduce user-fatigue, so I'm sort of like a hero, like that.  I also have a hook-lock to keep me closed when not in use....mostly because I may, or may not have, used too many cutting remarks in the past.  

TRIVIA FACTS:

The multi-colored handles on me and my brother-snips (red – cuts to the left, green – cuts to the right, yellow – cuts straight) make it easy to distinguish between us when we're hanging out together in a tool bag. The red and green match the nautical and aerial directions for left and right. On aircraft and larger sailing vessels alike, a red light (or lights) is mounted on the left (port) side, and green lights up the right (starboard) side.- make my brothers think they're something special; gets hard to live with'm.

All us aviation snips are so-named because we were developed to cut sheet metal in the airplane-manufacturing industry. So, maybe we're all a little special...