tin snips

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tin snips

Shears with a blunt nose; used for cutting thin sheet metal.
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Note also in the photos that, unlike other snips, aviation snips have a top and bottom - the curve of the blades must point upward when you cut.
Use an aviation snips to cut along each side of the damage (Photo 2), then pull the nails using a pry bar (Photo 3).
Roll out the 4' chicken wire in the bottom of the bed and use the aviation snips to cut a rectangle leaving extra 2" or so at both ends.
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.
(B) Compound snips, also called "aviation snips," are color-coded to indicate which direction they cut best.
To work with steel, you need to assemble a collection of basic metalworking tools, including hand clamps, a chop saw with carbide blade, an electric "power nibbler" (along with hand-powered aviation snips), a screw gun with adjustable clutch and 6.5 amp motor, and a heavy duty 1 1/4-inch hole punch.
Cutting metal was limited to aviation snips and students were instructed in filing, sanding, soldering and finishing.
You can make curved cuts with a pair of aviation snips. You won't have noisy saws, caustic sawdust to inhale or a need to run back and forth to your cut station.
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.

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