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Snips are made in various shapes and sizes for various tasks. The handle can be like those on scissors with finger and thumb holes or like plier handles. Models are available for cutting in straight lines, in curves to the left or curves to the right.
Left cut snips are for making cuts to the left and straight cuts.
Right cut snips are for making straight cuts and cuts to the right.
Straight cut snips (not shown) are for making straight cuts and shallow cuts to the right or left.
Offset snips permit you to keep your hands safely above the cut while cutting directly through the centre of a large sheet.
Refer to OSH Answers General Hand Tool Operation for more tips.
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