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Dan Lockwood Avatar
O'Fallon, MO, USA   USA
Denny, sorry it didn't turn out better for you. I had high hopes on the Gilbow's.

I've had several sets of the aviation snips and some work a LOT better than others. In that case you do get what you pay for.

You're very right, they do leave a bit of a rough edge, but it's that edge on the blades that make them cut better.

Probably a good thing you didn't buy any more than you did.



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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
It was just an exploration into what so many metal shapers rave about. I never would have jumped
in the water with out testing it first.
I was once a journeyman tin knocker n my youth and the Wiss snips I had when I was in the trade,
I've still got and I still use. I have over the years, bought other various knockoffs from hardware stores
and none compare to the quality of the Wiss snipps.
The serration keeps the jaws from slipping off line which can happen with the Gilbows unless
you're very careful. Trimming a shaving around a tight bend is sometimes tricky. They also seem to
make the sniips cut easier. I've used knockoff's with out the serrations and they don't seem to be
as smooth.
dg

fatfendertruck Tony Sanchez
Show Low, AZ, USA   USA
These are the shears that I use Wiss, Midwest and Gilbow's only for very light copper.

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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Sweetie face....that's my big old wife.....needs to exercise her upper arms,
so I think I'll give her the Irwin Gilbows that I just got and she can do
two handed "open-close, open-close, open-close" exercises with them
for a month or so. Then maybe they will loosen up enough for me to
use them one handed.
I think this here thread has about wore it self out.....no????
dg

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