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Synonyms: tin snips; DE: Blechschere
Type: hand tool
Material: sheet metal (no harder than steel!),

plumber's tape

Location: metal workshop
Access Requirements: read this page

We have a pair of right-cutting offset tin snips that you are welcome to use. Once we have gathered more experience, we'll go into detail about the different styles that exist!

also useful for cutting plastic sheets or packaging

Snips may leave sharp edges on your workpiece, therefore wearing gloves is recommended.

some snips allow you to nibble your way through rather tight curves

You can somehow adjust snips to your material's thickness using a feeler gauge (please tell us if you know how!).