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Beyond the ordinary scissors everyone can benefit from cutting tools. There will definitely come a time when you will need a utility knife to cut something – a package, rope, plastic, cardboard – most of the regular household things can be cut with a utility knife. And you just might also have a reason to need aviation snips as well. They are perfect for cutting steel.
Sharing two cutting tools you need to consider for your workbench. Beyond the ordinary scissors almost everyone can benefit from a utility knife and aviation snips.
Don’t grab that kitchen knife next time you need to open a package! You need a Husky quick-release retractable utility knife. It’s perfect for slicing through packing tape of all kinds and with the amount of online shopping we all do these days I know most of you are receiving lots of sealed up cardboard boxes.
Featuring a comfort grip handle on top of a durable aluminum cast frame with a cushion grip that fits perfectly into your hand and a stores 3 extra blades inside!
The blades fit perfectly into a convenient pop out storage compartment within the handle. This knife includes three utility knife blades and you can always purchase more to refill, any standard size utility blade will fit.
See how easy it is to install a fresh blade:
The blade retracts quickly and easily so you can have it out and ready when you need it and then store it safely when you’re finished. I had to replace a few glass pieces in some outdoor sconces and I choose plexiglass this time since I have replaced these pieces already once before and they easily get broken by the swing of the door. The utility knife came in super handy to cut the plexiglass, I used a metal straight edge and the utility blade gave me a very precise cut.
Bonus – this utility knife includes a built in string cutter on the underside. I would have missed that feature it’s so secretive and I can’t wait to try it! As with all Husky tools the utility knife comes with a lifetime warranty, no questions asked, no receipt required.
While the official name states these snips as ‘straight-cut’ you know I had to try cutting a curved edge with them:
Success! They cut straight, left and right in light stock metal goods and the nonslip serrated jaws enable efficient cutting.
Check out those bright yellow handles! Super easy to spot in your toolbox and the comfort grip handles are made of rubber for exceptional command and control. The snips are made with molybdenum steel to help ensure strength and have nonslip serrated jaws for cutting efficiency. They feature a convenient safety latch so no little ones get a pinch.
If you’re working with sheet metal goods or rolled steel up to 18-gauge I definitely recommend these Wiss aviation snips.
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