|Blade Length (in.)||2 in||Handle Length (in.)||5|
|Blade Material||Steel||Hand Tool Type||Snips/Sidecutters|
|Handle Material||Rubber||Product Weight (lb.)||.92 lb|
|Returnable||90-Day||Rolled Steel Gauge Cutting Capacity||23|
|Tools Product Type||Hand Tool|
|Manufacturer Warranty||Limited lifetime|
A: I think it all depends on how thick the plastic is. While the tool itself can cut thru sheet metal, plastic may actually be harder, since it's thicker. The main issue is going to be your grip force, in other words - how hard are you going to have to grip the snips in order to cut thru the plastic? I suggest you get them & try this. If they don't work, you can always return them. Of course, always wear gloves when working with cutting tools!
A: I have cut plastic inner fender on a car very easily. Not sure if that relates to your need.
A: I wouldn't try it. It's heavier than standard gauges of sheet metal and would probably ruin the edges. Spend a couple extra $$ and buy a small bolt cutter.
A: IMO - NO. These are for precision cutting of thin metal, not for something as thick as chain link. You need bolt cutters for that.
A: I own these and would not recommend them to cut through chain link fencing. A bolt cutter Is what is needed.
A: No, they can't cut chain link fence. you need bolt cutters for that
A: I think it depends on how steady your hand is - it's going to take a lot of grip to use these for 1/8" thick aluminum, and the longer you cut, the more tired you're going to get. I use a Dremel rotary saw with a blade for cutting metal on 1/8" thick aluminum that I use for DiY projects.
A: No. Aluminum is soft, but 1/8" is too thick for this tool to be used effectively.
A: an internet search yielded the average gauge of aluminum gutters at 0.027", so it should... i use the snips to cut through frozen ice treats at school, making them easier for students to eat; washed & treated with food grade lubricant in between uses... :)