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What are spring-loaded tin snips?

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spring loaded tinsnip Spring-loaded is a name applied to any tin snip with a spring incorporated into their handles. Due to the work of the spring, the handles of a spring-loaded tin snip give maximum force exertion when the tin snips are used, which aims to relieve the user’s hand muscles.
straight-cut spring-loaded The capabilities of a spring-loaded tin snip depends on each individual model. A straight-cut tin snip is available with a spring handle, and so this model would have the same cutting capabilities as a straight cut snip.
variety of metal A straight cut snip with a spring can be used on a variety of different gauges and sheet metals, depending on the size. A large model’s capabilities range from 17 gauge on soft metal to 24 gauge on stainless steel.
sprin-loaded A multi-purpose or utility tin snip also comes with a spring-loaded handle. This is a key feature of this model of tin snip as it is designed to cut through a variety of household and workshop items, rather than just sheet metal.

Characteristics

spring-loaded tinsnip Spring-loaded tin snips have handles containing a compressed or stretched spring between them. They can also be known as spring-handled tin snips.
Spring The spring works by separating the handles by pushing them out in opposite directions. During the cutting process, the spring pushes the handles back into place when pressure is released to allow for a smooth and continuous cutting motion.
Hand The presence of the spring also gives relief to the user’s hand muscles during cutting, as there is not as much strain put upon them. The spring does the work of opening the tin snip’s jaws for the user, which will save fatigue on long jobs. This allows the user to cut for longer.
Spring handled tinsnips Spring-loaded tin snips can vary in appearance and can be found with either a coil spring or a curved spring between the handles.
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Sizes

Spring loaded tin snips can range in length from 190-350mm (7-14″ approx.), depending on the type.

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