Aviation Snips cut up to 24-gauge sheet metal.

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Available in both right and left cutting models, Upright Snips(TM) are compound leverage aviation snips that incorporate right angle 90° handle-to-blade design. They feature unbreakable forged molybdenum steel blades, threaded center pivot bolt to keep blades in adjustment, double overwind spring, soft copolymer grips, and handles with 5½ in. spread. Snips offer push or pull cutting motion and can be turned or rotated in hand while cutting circles.


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Revolutionary New Upright Snips(TM) Aviation Snip Improves Sheet Metal Cutting

Sturgis Michigan, August 15, 2004 -- Midwest Tool And Cutlery Company has introduced the Upright Snips(TM), a revolutionary new compound leverage aviation snip that significantly improves cutting sheet metal and other materials for the contractor, tradesman and do-it-yourself user. Available in both right and left cutting models, the Upright Snips(TM) incorporate a patent pending right angle 90° handle to blade design. The benefits of this revolutionary patent pending design are: a unique push or pull cutting motion; the ability to turn or rotate the snip in the hand while cutting circles; and improved ergonomics. The result is easier cutting in tight spaces, overhead and at waist level because there is no bending or breaking of the wrist. The snips provide improved safety by elevating hands above metal working surfaces. Faster, easier and safer cutting leads to improved productivity, which is a key benefit for professional and do-it-yourself users alike. Upright Snips(TM) are rated to cut 24-gauge sheet metal (26-gauge stainless steel) and incorporate the same quality features and components as all Midwest Snips® aviation snips. These include: unbreakable forged molybdenum steel blades; a threaded center pivot bolt to keep blades in adjustment; heavy duty double overwind spring; soft copolymer grips; and ergonomic, strong handles with an optimum 5½-in. spread. About Midwest Tool & Cutlery Midwest Tool And Cutlery Company produces the made in the USA Midwest Snips® brand of aviation snips at manufacturing operations in Sturgis and Kalkaska, Michigan. The company also produces a full line of tinner snips, folding tools, cable cutters and other specialty tools for the HVAC/R, construction, siding, roofing and sheet metal industries. Midwest Snips are available at HVAC/R and industrial wholesale distributors in North America and worldwide and at selected retail outlets. Visit www.midwestsnips.com for more information. Midwest Snips® aviation snips and associated specialty tools are widely used in the following trades/applications: - Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC/R) and refrigeration installation and repair - Exterior remodeling industry (roofing, siding, gutter and down spout installation and repair) - Floor covering installation - Metal building construction and maintenance - RV/Motor home/trailer manufacturing - General construction, maintenance and repair - Auto body repair - General sheet metal cutting - Industrial /MRO applications

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