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Looking for a heavy duty tin snippers


Can anybody tell me where I might find a heavy duty tin snippers? I want something that has more leverage and will cut stuff that is a little heavier than normal galvanized tin.



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Hello there Blackthumb,, welcome to Handyman,, we're just a bunch of OLD broken down mixture of carpenters, electricians, jack-of-alls  and a dukes mixture of ding-a-lings

actually we just like to BS about anything that comes up to keep from dozin off to early , but have fun doin it,

I think what you are looking for is some steelworkers snips,, easly cuts 16g and mild steel,they have a shorter nose than the lighter duty snips,, I always bought mine from Sears , but now they are available just about anywhere that sells quality tools,, they come in straight cut, right and left cut,,

 

 

 

http://www.garrettwade.com/hi-leverage-heavy-duty-shop-shears/p/66A02.01/

 

 

 

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-- Edited by Bad Rat on Sunday 24th of February 2013 12:30:35 AM

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10F701_AS01.jpg.......these are what i use for the heavier stuff.

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Thanks guys, I have both of those kind, still looking for something better, saw one on line, like the second one but with the compound leverage jobbies added on.

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cool. i mite look into that myself. i use um a lot. thanks for that bit of info. come on by and have a visit any time...

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here are some air sheers good up to 16 ga,,
I don't know of any hand snips that will cut anything over 16ga . other than a sheer, or plasma,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Neiko-Heavy-Duty-Straight-Air-Scissors-Sheet-Metal-Shears-/360452025966#vi-content

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For my tastes, anything better than what you already have would be a set of either air or electric nibblers or shears.

http://www.sears.com/search=nibbler?vName=Tools&cName=Air+Compressors+%26+Air+Tools&autoRedirect=true&viewItems=25&redirectType=CAT_REC_PRED

http://www.sears.com/search=sheet+metal+shear?vName=Tools&autoRedirect=true&viewItems=25&redirectType=CAT_REC_PRED



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Just for what it's worth (probably not worth anything but) - - I've turned the blade around bazzacards on my skill saw and used it to cut heavy galvanized tin (the old good kind) and it worked great. Long sleeves, gloves and goggles are MANDATORY!

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hahaha, i chopped my top on my nova with my skill say. hahaha, and sectioned the pieces. hahaha. got some funny looks from the guys at the shop too ! hahaha

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