New Aviation Snips from Apex Tool Group are Designed with Military Grade Blades

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Apex Tool Group’s new Crescent Wiss® Next Generation Aviation Snips enable consistent, precision cutting. They have increased durability for optimal performance as well as an ambidextrous single-handed latch design for improved use. The product can cut over eight miles of steel without fail and can handle over 500,000 cut cycles. They are available in seven models including:  M1R Straight and Left, M2R Straight and Right, M3R Straight, Left and Right, M5R Bulldog, M6R Offset Straight and Left, M7R Offset Straight and Right, and M80S Offset Straight.

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Introducing Crescent Wiss Next Generation Aviation Snips Capable of Cutting Eight Miles of Steel Without Fail

Durable, precision snips offer better, longer performance and easy, one-handed operation

SPARKS, Md., Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Tool Group introduces its Crescent Wiss® Next Generation Aviation Snips designed with military-grade molybdenum blades using the only cast blade technology in the market. With consistent, precision cutting; durability for optimal performance; and a unique ambidextrous single-handed latch design for improved ergonomics, the Crescent Wiss Next Generation Aviation Snips offer users advanced product features unique to the cutting category.

The company attributes its product innovation to extensive research and development in this area over the past 100 years.       

"We have been making high-quality snips since the 1800s," according to Kevin Burnett, product manager. "Since cutting is one of our core competencies, product testing and continuous improvement drive product development. These snips successfully cut over eight miles of steel without fail and can handle over 500,000 cut cycles. That's enough to complete more than 700 new home HVAC system installations."   

The following Crescent Wiss Next Generation Aviation Snips will be available at hardware stores, home centers, online retailers and industrial and commercial distributors in January 2019:

  • M1R Straight and Left
  • M2R Straight and Right
  • M3R Straight, Left and Right
  • M5R Bulldog
  • M6R Offset Straight and Left
  • M7R Offset Straight and Right
  • M80S Offset Straight

All Crescent Wiss aviation snips are manufactured in the United States, specifically Lexington, South Carolina. For more information, go to

About Crescent®
Crescent is a premier brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. The product line includes Crescent® adjustable wrenches, mechanics hand tools and sets, Crescent Wiss® snips, scissors, shears, knives and trade tools, Crescent Lufkin® measuring tapes, rules, and wheels, Crescent Nicholson® files and saws, Crescent H.K. Porter® heavy‑duty cutting products and Crescent JOBOX® on-site, flammable liquid and truck storage products. Visit

About Apex Tool Group
Apex Tool Group, LLC, headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain and electronic soldering products. Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Visit

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