Use the Snap Lock Punch tool to make 3/8-Inch (1 cm) wide impressions on metal edges to join pieces of sheet metal, duct or pipe. The compound-leverage mechanism provides greater control and easy operation. This cutting and notching tool has comfortable, contoured grips covering hardened steel handles and features a convenient self-opening tool latch. The all-steel construction and nickel-chrome plated hardware provides long life and durability.
Drop-forged steel jaw easily punches 3/8-Inch (1 cm) wide impressions on metal edges to easily join pieces of sheet metal, duct or pipe
Compound-leverage mechanism for greater control and easy operation
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Oct 7, 2018
Klein Tools snap lock punch is another quality Made hand tool. Comfortable in your hand and easy...
Klein Tools snap lock punch is another quality
Made hand tool.
Comfortable in your hand and easy too use.
This is nice have, even if you don’t use it often.
Very handy to have when you do need it.
Can be used for various projects where you
need to punch lightweight metal, aluminum, etc
See the pics posted below showing what the
Results of punching it look like.
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When I picked up a pair of the Klein snap-lock punch model 86528 I was very impressed the snap-lo...
When I picked up a pair of the Klein snap-lock punch model 86528 I was very impressed the snap-lock feels good in the hand and are very comfortable the handle also has a lanyard hole and that's good for safety when you are on scaffolding it also has a handle lock and it is spring loaded when you squeeze the handles about 3/8 of an inch they unlock with ease this lock is thumb operated
The snap locks are nickel -Chrome plated and drop- forged Steel Jaw which makes them very durable and long-lasting I also like the compound Leverage for easy crimping it works very well
The snap locks are a Time Saver instead of hooking up my drill and grabbing sheet metal screws I can reach into my tool belt and grab my snap locks and snap lock the sheet metal together it's 5 times faster
I must say Klein makes great tools and the snap locks are heavy duty and very well made and looks good too I also like the packaging it comes in it keeps people from tampering with them before you buy them if you do ductwork or if you are an apprentice you should own a pair of these snap locks
I recommend these snap locks for anybody that wants quick connections with sheet metal
This Klein Snap lock punch has a drop-forged steel jaw that easily punches a 3/8-inch (10 mm) wid...
This Klein Snap lock punch has a drop-forged steel jaw that easily punches a 3/8-inch (10 mm) wide impression on sheet metal, duct or pipe edges. The comfortable, contoured grips cover hardened steel handles utilizing a compound-leverage mechanism for greater control and easy operation. The self-opening latch for one handed operation and all-steel frame and nickel-chrome plated hardware provides long life and durability Great tool for HVAC techs and metal roofing/gutter installers that work with sheet metal, vinyl and aluminum.
Love this punch! Got this to replace my old worn-out pair (from another brand) and I'm so happy w...
Love this punch! Got this to replace my old worn-out pair (from another brand) and I'm so happy with them they work as hard as my old ones ever did. Clean, precise punches, and easy to use. I really like the auto-ope ing feature as well, it is great for one handed use when on a ladder. From pocket to punching with no struggle and no dropping stuff on the floor. I let a couple other guys try them out on the jobsite, and I think it's safe to say that Klein will be selling some more of these real soon.
I have to be honest - This was a different product than I thought I was getting. This is a punch...
I have to be honest - This was a different product than I thought I was getting. This is a punch for joining pieces of sheet metal (for example, snapping the sides of sheet metal to make a pipe or duct). As I'm not a sheet metal guy, I will find limited use for this, but I am impressed by how well-built it is. I used it to punch metal at least 3 times as thick as I have ever seen for ducting, and it did it beautifully, and with no visible signs of stress (i.e., the punch doesn't show any sign of dulling or flattening). It is well-balanced, and has a very smart jaw-lock feature that is easy to lock, yet releases as soon as you need it.
I have used specialized Klein Tools for many years when I worked for the phone company. They hav...
I have used specialized Klein Tools for many years when I worked for the phone company. They have a solid reputation for providing the absolute very best tools for the professional that will use them on a daily basis.
This punch follows the company's reputation and then some. Strong, easy to use, accurate and should last as long as you own them and worth passing on to generations to come.
I only wish they were still made in the continental U.S.
I found this Klein Tools snap lock punch to be a great time saver and a high quality tool. The tool is the easiest way I have found too seal metal duct ends. The drop forged steel jaw punches 3/8 inch wide slots in the metal sealing the two ends of the duct work together. I then used seam sealer to get a air tight fit. The tool has a self opening latch to make easy one handed use. The grips are very comfortable and have safety stops to prevent your hand from slipping forward. As usual I have found this Klein tool to be very strong and should last for many years of use. The tool is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the normal life of the product.
A snap-lock punch is a very specialized tool, but when you need it, nothing else will do. This t...
A snap-lock punch is a very specialized tool, but when you need it, nothing else will do. This tool makes a raised perforation in the edge of a piece of sheet metal (usually a part of a duct), and this raised section then slips into and locks into a mated section of duct that has a special bend to receive it and lock it into place. This type of seam is tight and very strong.
The design of this tool is very good and fits the hand perfectly. You could use it all day without fatigue, and it will keep working perfectly punch after punch.
Klein makes very well thought-out tools and they stand the test of time. There is a reason that professionals love them. They have been around for over 150 years and many of their tools are still made in the USA.
I use corrugated sheet metal for various projects in my garden and also smaller pieces of sheet m...
I use corrugated sheet metal for various projects in my garden and also smaller pieces of sheet metal for DIY and crafting purposes. I was looking for a way to put holes in the metal without using a drill (which always leaves a rough hole – at least for me it does). The Klein Tools Snap Lock Punch works very well for my purpose and is easy to use. FYI: it doesn’t punch round holes, they’re more like slits in the metal but they are the perfect size for zip ties. As I’ve gotten older I have more difficulty with my grip and using devices that require a strong grip, but I really had very little difficulty creating the holes that I needed in the corrugated sheet. The grip covers did provide protection for my hands and I was able to complete the process of punching the hole with one hand (there are times when a heavy weight hole punch requires both hands to get the device back out of the punched hole).
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