tin snips

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tin snips

Shears with a blunt nose; used for cutting thin sheet metal.
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I cut the thin sheets I use for making a spring with aviation snips as a Dremel cut-off wheel heats up the metal too much.
What do the colored handles (green, red and yellow) on aviation snips indicate?
Cutting metal was limited to aviation snips and students were instructed in filing, sanding, soldering and finishing.
Then I reloaded with steel framing tools: aviation snips, vice-grip clamps, a felt-tipped marker, self-drilling screws, angled steel connectors, and screw-gun replacement tips (phillips and hex-head).
Marcus uses cordless metal shears, but tin snips or aviation snips will also work.
Compound snips, also called aviation snips, are color coded.
1 USING an aviation snips, cut two lengths of suspended ceiling channel to support the undersink shelf.
To cut individual studs and tracks, use straight-cut aviation snips (Photo 1).
We still had to do a bit of trimming with aviation snips after cutting the cornice in the miter box, but we got near-perfect results.
For working in those cramped spots, for example, on top of the duct (Photo Z), you'll need three types of aviation snips.
Aviation snips (Photos 5 through 7), also called "offset snips," are for tight curves - as small as 3 inches in diameter.

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