Aviation Snip Left(12pieces)

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An aviation snip, specifically the left-cutting variant, is a hand tool designed for cutting sheet metal in the aviation and metalworking industries. It features a serrated cutting edge on the left blade, allowing it to make precise cuts in a straight line or curves when trimming or shaping sheet metal components. The ergonomic design and compound leverage of aviation snips make them effective for cutting through various gauges of metal with ease, providing efficiency and accuracy in tasks such as fabrication, repairs, and maintenance within the aviation field.


1. Drop forged from chrome vanadium steel

2. Bi-color PVC handle

3. Induction hardened cutting edge

4. Opening length: >35mm

KSh 11,420.00 KSh 11,920.00


Aviation Snip Left Uses

  1. Sheet Metal Cutting: Aviation snips are primarily designed for cutting sheet metal. The left-cutting aviation snip is particularly useful for cutting curves to the left and for making straight cuts in sheet metal, aluminum, and other thin metals.
  2. Aviation Maintenance: As the name suggests, aviation snips are widely used in aviation maintenance and repair tasks. They are essential for trimming and shaping sheet metal components found in aircraft structures, panels, and interior fittings.
  3. Construction and HVAC: In construction and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industries, aviation snips are used to cut metal ductwork, flashing, and other materials encountered in building construction and renovation projects.
  4. Automotive Repair: Aviation snips are also employed in automotive repair shops for cutting sheet metal during bodywork repairs, fabricating custom metal parts, and modifying exhaust systems.
  5. Metalworking: Metalworkers and fabricators use aviation snips to cut and shape metal components for various applications, including crafting decorative metalwork, creating prototypes, and assembling machinery.
  6. DIY Projects: Hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts utilize aviation snips for a wide range of projects involving metalwork, such as creating garden sculptures, installing metal roofing, and building custom furniture.
  7. Plumbing: In plumbing applications, aviation snips can be used to cut thin sheet metal pipes, flashing, and other materials encountered in plumbing installations and repairs.
  8. Electrical Work: Electricians may use aviation snips to cut and trim sheet metal enclosures, conduit, and junction boxes encountered in electrical installations and repairs.
SKU: AHS82288 Category:



Safety Precautions

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Wear safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from metal shards or debris.
    • Use gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges and to improve your grip on the tool.
  2. Proper Handling:
    • Hold the aviation snips securely with a firm grip to maintain control while cutting.
    • Keep your hands and fingers away from the cutting blades.
    • Avoid excessive force; let the snips do the cutting, and don’t force them through materials.
  3. Work Environment:
    • Ensure the work area is well-lit to see the material clearly and avoid making mistakes.
    • Keep the work area clean and free of clutter to prevent tripping hazards.
    • Work in a well-ventilated area or use appropriate respiratory protection if cutting materials that produce dust or fumes.
  4. Material Inspection:
    • Inspect the material for any foreign objects, such as screws or nails, before cutting to prevent damage to the snips or injury to yourself.
  5. Proper Technique:
    • Use the appropriate aviation snip for the material you are cutting and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
    • Position the snips perpendicular to the material for straight cuts and at an angle for curves.
    • Take breaks as needed to avoid fatigue, which can lead to loss of control.
  6. Storage:
    • Store aviation snips in a safe and designated location, away from other tools or objects that could damage the blades.
    • Keep the blades closed when not in use to prevent accidental cuts.
  7. Maintenance:
    • Regularly inspect the aviation snips for signs of wear, damage, or loose parts.
    • Sharpen or replace blades as needed to ensure clean and efficient cutting.

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