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Old 11-15-2010, 07:47 AM
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Brian they are also called aviation tin snips....supposedly invented for aviation sheet metal work, I worked in the aircraft industry most of my adult life and have heard all kind of descriptions for the reasons for the way they are made and used......for use by right or left handed people ,to make right or left cuts in blind areas of aircraft,to make right or left cuts in sheet metal to make complex curved objects. But yes you are correct in saying they make excellent straight cuts, in fact those are the only cutters I have ever used in the sheet metal work that I have done, using them to cut large sheets of metal untill I got a foot shear.
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