Upright Snips® are a compound leverage aviation snip. Available in both right and left cutting models, the snips incorporate a 90-degree angle handle-to-blade design. According to the manufacturer, the snips can make a unique push or pull cutting motion. They are designed to turn or rotate in the user's hand while cutting circles. They are rated to cut 24-gauge sheet metal (28-gauge stainless steel). Features include unbreakable hot drop-forged molybdenum steel blades; a threaded center pivot bolt to keep blades in adjustment; heavy-duty double overwind spring; soft copolymer grips; and strong ergonomic handles with a 5-1/2-in. spread.

Midwest Tool and Cutlery Co., P.O. Box 160, 1210 Progress St., Sturgis, MI 49091; 269-651-7964; www.midwestsnips.com

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