Awl Marker stores in handle of aviation snips.

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Made of drop forged 8630 tool steel, Scratch Awl Marker is 3.5 in. in length tapering to sharp point. It is heat-treated with finely polished finish. Design allows sheet metal workers and other tradesmen to use awl for hole punching by striking on handle-less striking end.

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New Midwest Snips® Scratch Awl Marker Stores In Snips Handle

Sturgis, Michigan, May 4, 2004----Midwest Tool & Cutlery Company has introduced a Scratch Awl Marker that can be stored in the handle grips of their Midwest Snips® brand aviation snips. This innovative, industry-first feature makes the awl always conveniently available - by ensuring it's not misplaced - for marking and scribing metal and other materials to be cut with the snips. The awl's design also allows sheet metal workers and other tradesman to use the awl for hole punching by striking it on the handle-less striking end.

Made of drop forged 8630 tool steel, the Scratch Awl Marker is 3.5 inches in length tapering to a sharp, strong point. It also features heat-treating and a finely polished finish.

About Midwest Tool & Cutlery

Midwest Tool & 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 offers 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.

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Midwest Snips® Aviation Snips and associated tool products are widely used in the following trades/applications:

- Heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC/R) 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

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