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Old 01-22-2017, 10:49 AM
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I did do a rough trim 123pugsy, but I didn't do that close. Maybe that's the problem. Will the snips be able to make hard corner turns in material (like a scissors) when I leave only a little bit? Probably just have to go out and try it right now!!

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that's exactly what it is. When making hard turns or circles I find the reds in my left make left hand turns better. I still find my reds make better right hand turns in my left hand but according to some people that's wrong, but there's plenty of people out there who agree with both. Feel free to try all the different combinations and do what's most comfortable to you. Do a google search on it and you'll see there's plenty of forums where this is discussed.

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go search it out yourself. There's plenty of people out there that agree and disagree. It doesn't matter to me what you think, it's the internet.

As I said, I must be doing something right if those are the results. Keep chirping. You just sound like a hater.
LOL... No reason to hate you... That's funny.. Just like giving the right information to people.. To the OP.. Sorry for the hijack thread.. I'm done with this.. Back to the shop..
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if you got no time for this you should have left your opinion and moved on, just as I had. I didn't attack your comments til you butted into mine.

The work speaks for itself. I must be doing something right. I bet that makes you mad too.
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Finally looked at my compressor to answer questions about my compressor. It's belt driven. See the bullet points on its label. Output pressure is about 80-90psi. Just doesn't have enough volume it seems. A little doe grinder gets starved easily. Again, it's 60 gallon and 6.5HP. just fyi

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Old 01-22-2017, 08:58 PM
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As I mentioned, you want a cheap electric shear for rough/large piece cuts.
You use the electrics up to the point that there is 1/8" to 3/16" left over. The hand snips will cut thru like butter then.

Your purchase is just fine. Hog out all but a wee bit and then trim very nicely.
This is my electric shear and it was very good money spent. This isn't a cheapie but you get the idea. I was cheap in how I got it, had an old tool box I traded the tool truck guy for it.
The other one is a "shear" (forget the real name) for cutting large sheets smaller that works real well too. I forgot where I got it. But I made a bracket to mount it in the vice.


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This is my electric shear and it was very good money spent. This isn't a cheapie but you get the idea. I was cheap in how I got it, had an old tool box I traded the tool truck guy for it.
The other one is a "shear" (forget the real name) for cutting large sheets smaller that works real well too. I forgot where I got it. But I made a bracket to mount it in the vice.


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Wow.
I've never seen a roller shear before. What kind of sheet metal man am I? I hang my head in shame.....

How does that work? Is it a chore to cut with or does the handle pull thru easily?
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i still have a tool box full old metal tools. hand shears and flangers man you had to have some strong arms back then. i can barely use them any more. .
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I had a quick job to do yesterday and got out my old (red) snips started cutting and remembered this thread. I gotta get me a new pair of snips my hands are sore. my wrist too. This work don't need to be this hard.
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:57 AM
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I had a quick job to do yesterday and got out my old (red) snips started cutting and remembered this thread. I gotta get me a new pair of snips my hands are sore. my wrist too. This work don't need to be this hard.
Maybe it's not the snips, maybe you're getting old.

Disassemble the snips completely and try to sharpen the blades with a small angle grinder. You may get yourself a free set.
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I think my brand new midwest snips r hard to use on 18ga steel. They're rated for it too.

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For radius cuts, a good nibbler is hard to beat, and doesn't make your hand sore. (unless you get one of those "devils horns" stuck in it)
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Hey we're on the topic of rust repair so this is loosely related: I have a roof on a 77 TA that I planned on pulling. The skin has some light surface rust on top. It doesn't appear to be anything I won't be able to get off with a light dusting of a grinder. The inside of this same spot concerns me. I wonder if there is any more of this on the inside of the roof skin tucked away out of view behind the inner roof structure. Does this warrant a roof skin repair as well? I'm really, really, really, really trying to avoid that. Did I mention that I'm trying to avoid that? Take a look and let me know.



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Maybe it's not the snips, maybe you're getting old.

Disassemble the snips completely and try to sharpen the blades with a small angle grinder. You may get yourself a free set.
I've had these forever and they've been pretty good snips for what they are (Task Force from Lowes) what I need is another pair of aviation snips. You may be on to something though Puggs, my grip aint what it used to be.
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Your roof looks pretty solid to me.
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