Irwin Gilbow Tin Snips 254mm (10")
A good, solid, no-nonsense tool. No frills or gimmicks and produces a clean cut with little effort, due to the length of the handles from the pivot. My Dad had a pair and they saw 40 years of service, even if the paint was starting to wear thin!
28 Feb 2015
The last time I used a pair of these was in metal work 40 years ago. That pair was used and abused and didn't impress. This pair were a LOT sharper than I expected, closed with a satisfying slicing sound and cut through 2mm aluminium like it was cardboard. A pleasure to use.
28 Jan 2015
Gilbows are the best
Gilbows have been the brand leader on snips for generations. They will give years of service. Do not scrimp to save a fiver to buy an inferior product. These will become a friend for life.
15 Jul 2014
Simple And Effective Tools
Been using these Gilbow snips for a few years to cut thin sheet steel, plastics and composite materials to shape with ease, unlike the serrated jaw aviation type snips these don't leave slightly serrated imprints in the edge of your cut materials. They give a clean quick cut providing they are used within their capacity and give the impression that they will carry on doing so for years to come.
3 Dec 2012