Sheetmetal Cutting Snips

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Upright Snips

Ergonomic 90-Degree Handle-To-Blades Design


Midwest Snips forged blade UPRIGHT® aviation snips are the world’s best! We offer two models in this product category – a left and a right. These models were developed and design patented by Midwest Tool and Cutlery Company in response to NIOSH (National Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) research conducted by a major university ergonomics department and test data collected from representatives of the sheetmetal workers trade. UPRIGHT® aviation snips offer ergonomic advantages and are ideal for use in confined spaces, and overhead use.



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Longest Lasting Cutting Edge Blades are hot drop forged of molybdenum alloy steel and austemper heat-treated. Strongest Blades Hot drop-forged process uses grain structure of steel to produce maximum strength. Optimum Serrations Blades are serrated 40 serrations per inch to grip material without scarring. Highest Quality Components Grade 8 blade pivot bolt and heavy-duty double-overwind spring are unconditionally guaranteed!
Compound Leverage Multiplies handle force too butting blades by 8 : 1 power ratio. Strongest Handles High tensile strength steel will not bend from hand pressure and provides most efficient conversion of hand force to cutting power. Comfortable Handle Grips Thick textured Kush’nPower® grips comfort user’s hand and prevent steel handles from wearing through.