Midwest Snips User Tips

Midwest Tool and Cutlery Company – The Right Tools Since 1945



  • Keep blades in adjustment for optimum performance and to maximize cutting life

  • Use the proper model and blade pattern for the job

  • Do not use snips to cut wire, nails, etc.

  • Do not exceed cutting capacity for tool

  • Keep blades clean by wiping with a light coat of oil

  • Work safely — wear safety glasses when working with hand tools

  • Do not use a snip for purposes other than cutting metal

  • Be careful of sharp edges on snip. Fully close snip and latch when putting back in tool box or tool belt

View the Snip Adjustment Instructions