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Titanium Snips
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David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Titanium Snips on 08/17/2006 18:52:56 MDT Print View

Hey all,

Another tool question. Any recommendations for cutting 0.016 inch 6Al4V Titanium Sheet from thru-hiker? Will any set of good metal snips from Home Depot (or wherever) do the job? I see that you can buy left, right and bi-directional snips. What's that about?


Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Left, Right, Bi... on 08/28/2006 08:07:41 MDT Print View

Oddly enough, I'm actually familiar with those terms. They refer to both the 'handed'ness of which hand is easiest to hold the tool with, as well as how easy it is to 'turn' your cut in a particular direction.

Most sheet metal shops / workers have/use all three.

Edited by jdmitch on 08/28/2006 08:08:18 MDT.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Titanium Snips on 08/28/2006 12:10:35 MDT Print View

Thru-hiker's forum had a question/answer on that topic recently

(jhaura) - F

Locale: Trail
Brasslite Recommended Snips on 08/28/2006 13:39:10 MDT Print View

The brasslite guy recommends these snips for brass in his dyi stove instructions, but I have used them on 0.012 stainless steel, they make a curved (SHR-533.00) and straight (SHR-532.00) blade:

You might need the traditional tin snips or aviator snips for that thickness, but the two mentioned above are very nice and handy. I use them constantly. They are a size smaller than traditional snips and make small cuts easy, but still cut long (25") straight lines.

Edited by jhaura on 08/28/2006 13:41:11 MDT.