The fully revised 2005 catalog covers the full line of the manufacturer's aviation, tinner, and specialty snips and sheet metal hand tools. It details features such as unbreakable hot drop forged blades, a threaded center pivot bolt, optimum handle opening, and comfort grips. All of the information is provided in English, French, and Spanish. Among the comparison information provided is the number of pounds of hand pressure required to make a pinch-to-point cut in 18-gauge cold rolled sheet metal, and how many compressions (cuts) the return spring can make before failing.
Midwest Tool and Cutlery Co., P.O. Box 160, 1210 Progress St., Sturgis, MI 49091; 269-651-7964; www.midwestsnips.com