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  1. #1
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    The Upright snips, by Midwest.

    These look like they would work well in areas where a drill and hole cutter will not. Around twenty bucks.

    Can't say I've ever used Midwest products, so I don't know what kind of reliability they have.

    You can watch a demo here.

    http://midwestsnips.com/
    Get back to work.

  2. #2
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    They look like toucan birds.
    "The road to Hell is paved with progressive policies."

  3. #3
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    I've used the "normal" Midwests and liked them, there are several well worn pairs in my tool bag. I've got a pair used for demo and they've held up well. I could never justify Kleins or Klenks, I've used Malcos and liked the standard ones but the Max 2000 line is garbage.

  4. #4
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    Originally posted by coolwhip
    They look like toucan birds.
    Scary...did not see your post and thought the same thing.

  5. #5
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    Have to agree the malco's are junk now. Kleinks are too big for my small hands. When I started as an apprentice I had wiss. I have to say Wiss are the best now.

  6. #6
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    Yeah...Wiss have been all I ever used. I don't feel comfortable with anything else. We'll see how Midwest's are with these style, until Wiss comes out with their version.

    Now that I look at them...they do look like Toucan birds.
    Get back to work.

  7. #7
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    I think the guy in the demenstration video should have practiced more at cutting holes. He didnt look like he was very comfortable doing it and those snips sure dont take a very big cut at a time. I can see where they really dont have any type of balance to they being you would be spending a lot more time keeping the handles vertical to cut right then you would with regular snipes. who knows maybe once you get use to them they might not be too bad.

  8. #8
    Been waiting for Malco to come on line with theirs.

    For the guys that don't like the new Malco's, they have brought the old style back to production.

  9. #9
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    I have some of those they work good in tight spots

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