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Stanley snips aren’t new; in fact they’ve been around in their current form for at least a decade.  We use them to cut everything from leather to aluminum — and they always perform without fail. 

There are 3 types available: straight cutters for straight lines as well as right hand twist and left hand twist versions which cut even and smoothly in a right or left direction.  The snips blades have a serrated cutting edge that prevents materials from slipping during the cut and are designed to slice through material all the way up to 18-gauge steel.

They’re also color coded (red for left, yellow for straight, green for right), and they have L, S, and R stamped on them — as well as little pictures with arrows) screened on — to make sure you get the picture.

When cutting tough materials the snips are quick, accurate and simple to operate. They become the first line of attack when cutting aluminum, siding, screen material, heavy cardboard, tin or leather — so the $30 spent on the set of 3 will be useful almost immediately.

3 Piece Snip Set [Stanley]
Street Pricing [Froogle]

 

3 Responses to Finds: Stanley 3 Piece Snip Set

  1. Nick Carter says:

    As useful as the 3 snips are, I find I use this type of snip more often:
    http://malco.malcoproducts.com/products/snips/m2006.asp

    Also I find that in many situations this centercutting snip does things the standard ones can’t do (like cut a hole in the middle of some sheet)
    http://www.cooperhandtools.com/brands/CF_Files/model_detail.cfm?upc=037103580696

  2. Jeff T says:

    I was thinking about picking up this set for myself, and never having a set of snips before, I was wondering why the brand called “Midwest Snips” is so darned more expensive than everything else? Are they really that good? Better tool steel or something?

  3. eschoendorff says:

    Midwest snips are made in the USA. Those Stanley snips are made either in Taiwan or China.

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