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Old 03-30-2015, 06:58 PM   #1
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I like some of their stuff like tapes, box levels, wrecking bars, etc. But DO NOT BUY THEIR TIN SNIPS. Biggest POS ever. I think task force is better. My favorites are made by Midwest
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:02 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. Probably 60% of my hand tools are FatMax, and I need new tin snips. So I probably would have just bought them.

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Thanks for the heads up. Probably 60% of my hand tools are FatMax, and I need new tin snips. So I probably would have just bought them.
I thought it was a good move. I even threw away the package or I'd take them back. And, it was the ONLY brand Lowe's had in there
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Stanley is usually the exception to my rule of "never buy any tool that is sold at Wal Mart," but I'll steer clear of those.
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Weiss snips are the only snips.
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I thought it was a good move. I even threw away the package or I'd take them back. And, it was the ONLY brand Lowe's had in there
Take them back anyway.

I bought that set and returned them.
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Take them back anyway.

I bought that set and returned them.
Hm, I just might. Hanging in a harness on metal with a 10 pitch fiddling with that crap really pissed me off.
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Weiss snips are the only snips.
I agree but have to add Midwest to that. I've had Midwest for several years left and right and they are the smoothest I've used. Lost the right cutters in a sea of insulation a while back and stanley was all Lowe's had in a pinch
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I do a lot of trim work with metal and these make midwest or wiss look second class.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I only own the midwes bullnose snips for cutting through 2 or 3 layer crimps.
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I hate the "ripple" effect alot of snips leave on the work piece and they do not leave it.
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I think I will try to find some of those local and try them out.
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I agree that midwest makes a great pair of snips!
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Stortz has a great selection of snips that won't disappoint.

https://www.stortz.com/OnlineStore/c...age/Num/1.aspx
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Personally I find Wiss to be the only good company of tiny snips. Anything else here is just junk
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Weiss snips are the only snips.
Lenox snips are pretty nice.
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Personally I find Wiss to be the only good company of tiny snips. Anything else here is just junk

I'll second this. Wiss snips are the best I have personally used.
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Yup only wiss in my box.
I do like fat max tapes, levels, chalk line, wrecking bars.
Don't like their hammers either.
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Weiss snips round here. hard to find Midwest, but they are good also.
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Stortz has a great selection of snips that won't disappoint.

https://www.stortz.com/OnlineStore/c...age/Num/1.aspx
I took a look at the site and see they sell the Erdi/bessey snips I use. Why are they charging $160 for the same snips I get them from amazon for $30?
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Sure they say made in Germany but it should not be that big of a difference.

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