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Jeremy Blohm

Giant Tinsmith Snips

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Picked these up at auction for $12

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the picture doesn't do them justice. These things are huge!!!

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They're called "stock shears" and are meant to have that long dropped leg inserted into a hole in the bench so you can use both hands.  Good price!

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Something like a pexto plate mounted in a bench?

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That, or just a hole.  Maybe with a steel collar.  Most of the lower handle should rest on the bench with just the jaws hanging off.

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By the way, those are on the small side. ;)  I've seen them up to four feet long with one-foot jaws.

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What are they used for Alan? What kind of stock are they made for cutting??

 

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Sheet metal, copper, iron, tinplate, whatever you have!  That one is probably good up to 18 gauge mild steel, 12 gauge copper.  

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Hmm, since the years have made my toenails get really thick....

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if you are not too worried to mess them up a bit, I have seen blacksmiths use these to hot-cut steel.B)

they simply stuck the square shank in the hardy and snipped off all the steel that was not needed.

its a lot quicker than a traditional hardy and you don't risk messing up your hammer.

 

 

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3 hours ago, pieter-pauld said:

if you are not too worried to mess them up a bit, I have seen blacksmiths use these to hot-cut steel.B)

they simply stuck the square shank in the hardy and snipped off all the steel that was not needed.

its a lot quicker than a traditional hardy and you don't risk messing up your hammer.

 

 

That would be great if you hot cut the clip in a Bowie as part of the preform.

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I've tried to find a video of someone using a set of these but i have had no luck. 

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23 hours ago, Jeremy Blohm said:

I've tried to find a video of someone using a set of these but i have had no luck. 

I also think this is odd since I was just searching for an example of these shears in use today.   Somehow in the land of youtube this has not been done yet.  If anyone knows of a video please enlighten us.  =) 

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It’s sad to use them on hot steel. They are a fine tool for fine work. Sell them and buy an import bench shear. 

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6 hours ago, Sam Salvati said:

It’s sad to use them on hot steel.

I agree with sam i wouldn't use them on hot steel. Sam you wouldn't happen to know of any videos of a set of these bad boy's in use?

 

6 hours ago, Sam Salvati said:

Sell them and buy an import bench shear. 

I will stick to using my crappy hammer and my hardie hot cut.

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So I found a video with a guy using a pair of these. A little over half way through the video of this guy forging a Damascus ring.

5 minutes 18 seconds into the video.

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