On Klein’s “What’s New” page they’re featuring a new Free-Fall snip. Our question: What exactly is a Free-Fall snip? Klein’s Electrician Snips, which we’ve previously covered, seem to be almost identical except for the larger loop on the one handle. Maybe that’s the only difference — but then why is it called a Free-Fall snip?
Klein makes the new snip from high-carbon steel rather than stainless steel like their previous Free-Fall snip, so while this snip is slightly harder, it’s also their less expensive — $18 vs. $24. Both snips sport a scraper and file on the outside of the blades, and they feature serrated teeth for non-slip cutting of 19 to 23 AWG wire.
The cheaper, harder Free-Fall snip doesn’t yet seem to be available anywhere except the Klein Connection store. If you know where the name comes from, let us know in comments.
Free-Fall Snip [Klein Connection]