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9-3/4 in. Compound Action Straight Cut Aviation Snips

$1497
  • Cuts up to 8 miles of 18-guage low carbon steel
  • Serrated blades spread cutting force, saving time and energy
  • Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty
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Crescent Wiss®

In 1847, Jacob Wiss opened a small shop in New Jersey forging surgical instruments and shears that paved the way for today’s premium line of scissors, snips and specialty trade tools.

Crescent Wiss® Snips

A Long Legacy

In the 1940's, our aviation snips were a key tool for cutting aircraft sheet metal during WWII and became best sellers after the war ended.

Crescent Wiss® Next Generation Snips

Crescent Wiss® Next Generation Snips

Our next generation snips stay true to form with new ergonomic features.

Crescent Wiss® snips cuts up to 8 miles of steel

Cuts 8 Miles of Steel

The shape consistency and proprietary serration process of our snips produce blades that cut up to 8 miles of steel.

Longer cut life than our previous snips

Long Tool Life

Our precision cast blades, along with an improved pivot design, provides a longer cut life allowing you to get more work done.

Improved Pivot Design

Incredible Durability

Our improved pivot bolt design features built-in stops for consistent jaw opening and upgraded spring action for a fast, effortless feed.

Lifetime Warranty

Lifetime Warranty

Crescent Wiss® offers a limited lifetime warranty on our products to be free of defect in material and workmanship.

Crescent Wiss® M1R

Crescent Wiss® M1R

Cuts left from tight curves to straight with red handles for quick identification.

Crescent Wiss® M2R

Crescent Wiss® M2R

Cuts right from tight curves to straight with green handles for quick identification.

Crescent Wiss® M3R

Crescent Wiss® M3R

Cuts straight and slight curves with yellow handles for quick identification.

Crescent Wiss® M1RS1 and M2RS1

Crescent Wiss® Special Series Snips

Ideal for cutting inconel, titanium, and 18 gauge stainless steel. Available in left/straight or right/straight.

Crescent Wiss® M6R, M7R, and M8OS

Crescent Wiss® Offset Snips

Offset blades keep hands clear of cut material. Available in left/straight, right/straight, and straight.

Crescent Wiss® M5R and M45RS

Crescent Wiss® Specialty Snips

M5R Bulldog snips for notching and trimming heavy stock. M45RS Molding Miter snips for cutting all types of small molding in PVC, MDF, and pine.

Crescent Wiss has taken the Aviation Snip to the next level with the advanced MetalMaster Aviation Snips. The precision-cast molybdenum blades have CNC-ground serrations which allow for more uniform serrations that provide a cleaner cut every time. The Crescent Wiss Snips feature extended pivot bolt life due to the superior free-float design. The spring-action design allows for fast, effortless feed. The all-new latch design provides ergonomic single-handed operation for left or right handed users. New extended non-slip handle grips give users better control while cutting. The new generation of Crescent Wiss MetalMaster will cut over 8 miles of steel and feature up to 10X longer cut life than traditional Aviation Snips. The Crescent Wiss Snips are available in left/straight cut, right/straight cut and straight cut.
  • Precision-cast blades feature durable serrations that spread cutting force across jaw improving cut quality and tool life
  • High-speed vibratory finish provides excellent corrosion resistance and high-end aesthetic
  • Upgraded spring-action for fast, effortless feed up to 4X longer
  • Upgraded handle design features built-in stops that provide consistent jaw opening and easy operation
  • Integrated handle ring for hanging and easy storage
  • Crescent Wiss Snips have ergonomic non-slip grips provide excellent control and easy cleaning
  • Ergonomic latch for fast, single-handed operation with either hand
  • The straight cut aviation snips features handles that have built-in stops providing consistent operation and blade opening
  • Ergonomic, single material non-slip handle grips provide excellent control and easy cleaning with built-in hang hole for convenient storage
  • Note: product may vary by store



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Ratings
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Snip TypeAviation SnipAviation Snip Aviation Snip
Rolled Steel Gauge Cutting Capacity18182322
Individual/SetIndividualIndividual Individual
Blade Length (in.)1.5 in2.752 in3.5 in
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Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)
1.5 in
Blade Width (in.)
1
Handle Length (in.)
4.5
Product Depth (in.)
9.75 in
Product Length (in.)
9.75 in
Product Width (in.)
3.15 in

Details

Blade Material
Steel
Features
No Additional Features
Hand Tool Type
Snips/Sidecutters
Handle Material
Comfort Grip
Individual/Set
Individual
Number of Pieces
1
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
.99 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Rolled Steel Gauge Cutting Capacity
18
Snip Type
Aviation Snip
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime

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Customer Reviews

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Video on Home Depot site states that they are made in the USA but packaging says otherwise. Disappointed to say the least
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    Broke immediately
    These broke when I used them to cut aluminum tile edging trim. Snapped on the first cut.
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      Good all around snip for small jobs like duct work...
      Good all around snip for small jobs like duct work
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      cutting blade snapped after the second cut
      I have an old pair of WISS snips that I’ve had for years and they worked great, they were getting a little doll so I decided to buy a new pair unfortunately the new ones are garbage. I was cutting some 20 gauge galvanized sheet metal and after making two cuts the cutting blade snapped broke right off.
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        I own all the major utility knives and this is my favorite. The build is great, it has in-handl...
        I own all the major utility knives and this is my favorite. The build is great, it has in-handle blade storage, has a good heft, and operates smoothly when changing blades and opening. But, on mine the paint is scraping off as shown in the picture. I've seen other reviews that say the same thing. Maybe it was a bad batch. I still really like this knife.
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          Unfortunately, it did not do the job I bought it to do. But, it was useful on another project and...
          Unfortunately, it did not do the job I bought it to do. But, it was useful on another project and easy to use. Good for rewiring, but not for thicker wire that I wanted to cut.
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          The snips is very accurate and easy to handle.I used...
          The snips is very accurate and easy to handle.I used it to cut the AC ducts and it was quick and easy.
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          My students use these for the steel stud framing portion of the curriculum. They are sharp and la...
          My students use these for the steel stud framing portion of the curriculum. They are sharp and last a long time.
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          I purchased this product to cut a kitchen backsplash I purchased that was made of super thin ston...
          I purchased this product to cut a kitchen backsplash I purchased that was made of super thin stone. The snips worked great. They cut the stone easily, with precision and with a clean cut on the edges of the stone. Very impressed!
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          Always been a good product
          Always been a good product
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          9 people found this helpful
          Always and forever
          Always and forever
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          1 person found this helpful
          My dad had a pair of tin snips growing up and thats where i learned to use them , i have bout a p...
          My dad had a pair of tin snips growing up and thats where i learned to use them , i have bout a pair online for the price abd they didnt cut nearly a smooth as these do it was amazing the differnce, spend a little more get a better product.
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          9 people found this helpful
          The snips cut very well, and the handle provides a good amount of both control and comfort. I wa...
          The snips cut very well, and the handle provides a good amount of both control and comfort. I was drawn to this set of snips because they are made in the USA, and the quality is evident. I wish more tools were made in the USA.
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          8 people found this helpful
          Functional But Clumsy Folding Knife
          I had high hopes for this knife after using similar models from other brands. What really disappointed me was the action for folding and unfolding the knife. The button to unlock the blade is extremely stiff and takes a lot of pressure to move. Then the blade swings very quickly without even the slightest friction. So it ends up being really awkward in use. I've attached a video to show what I mean. Beyond the action, everything else about the knife is pretty good. I like the storage for the extra blades in the handle. It cuts well and the grip is comfortable.
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          It is a Quick change.
          I really like this Quick Change Folding Utility Knife. I have had several other utility knives over the years and this one is at the top of the list. I like the feel as you pull it across boxes, drywall, or any other product your trying to cut. It comes with 11 razor blades and that's a nice bonus as most others come with 1 or 2. It also includes a belt/pocket clip that makes it convienant to keep it close when needed. Changing the blade is well.... Quick. Just push the spring loaded button and the blade come loose, then insert another and off you go. The only issue was getting the spring loaded button depressed the first few 10 or more times. But once you get the hang of it and it loosens up, you should have no problems. I really like this knife.
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          Quick Change
          The Quick change folding utility knife, works very good. Very comfortable in the hand, quick change with the blades. Comes with 8 blades in storage container. Has clip for belt, pocket or for hanging. Will use all brands of utility knife blades. Only cons is the release for opening is a little clumsy or it sticks, Be very careful opening out the knife, it is close to your fingers. Happy Cutting and watch out for your Fingers!
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          High quality, burly construction. Cut edge is straight and sharp, but no burrs. I use them in con...
          High quality, burly construction. Cut edge is straight and sharp, but no burrs. I use them in conjunction with Wiss 7 in. utility shears (also available at Home Depot) for cutting copper sheet. The red and green pair can be used together to reduce waste while cutting through the center of a sheet.
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          10 people found this helpful
          Well made tool
          The main things I look for in a utility knife are comfort and ease of use. I really like the feel of this grip in my hand. It is easy to apply pressure when scoring drywall or whatever else needs to be cut. It also has some nice features like storage of two blades inside the handle and doesn't require a tool to replace the blades. (See picture of spare blade location.) I have retractable blade utility knives but after a while they get full of dust or cuttings and won't retract properly until you stop, take them apart and clean them out. Also, I have used folding utility knifes that used a spring to snap the blade into the handle. I cringed every time that blade flew precariously close to my fingers. This knife does not have a spring-loaded retractor which feels a whole lot safer to use.
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          Rugged Folding Utility Knife
          This folding utility knife is compact like a jack knife because the blade folds away and locks inside of the handle for safety. This is a rugged utility knife constructed of all metal parts except for a red plastic swing-away cover that allows access to a compartment to store 2 extra blades. Changing blades on this utility knife does not require a tool unlike some utility knifes that require removing a large screw with a screwdriver to separate the hollow body halves of a knife. Blade change on this knife is very quick and easy through sliding an arrow shaped spring loaded button away from the blade to release the blade from the knife and also to insert a new blade into the knife. This utility knife also has a rugged steel clip to attach the knife to a standard width belt and the manufacturer includes 11 rust resistant replacement blades. The only thing that I don't like about this knife is that the blade position is fixed as fully extended and is not adjustable in depth like a utility knife is to make it easier to open packages without cutting too deeply and risking damage to the contents of packages or to score the surface of a work piece without cutting too deeply.
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          Years ago (2002) I purchased Wiss right-cut aviation snips and they still preform better than the...
          Years ago (2002) I purchased Wiss right-cut aviation snips and they still preform better than the new (2016) Wiss left-cut aviation snips I just purchased. During the 1st use I had to get out my 14 year old snips to finish the job in a clean and precise manor. Either Wiss quality has gone down the tubes or I was sold seconds on my recent purchase of Wiss Left-Cut Aviation Snips. This did not my expectations.
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          I had an old pair of these that lasted many...
          I had an old pair of these that lasted many years, will see if these last as long.
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            Heavy duty and cut good...
            Heavy duty and cut good
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              Nice piece of equipment glad I bought it...
              Nice piece of equipment glad I bought it
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              These are built tough make my job easier...
              These are built tough make my job easier
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              Great addition to my HVAC tool set smooth cuts even...
              Great addition to my HVAC tool set smooth cuts even on thick gauge metal
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              Cut 30 gauge flashing sheets very easily. Definitely recommend this...
              Cut 30 gauge flashing sheets very easily. Definitely recommend this brand.
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              9 3/4-inch Straight Snips I used to cut materials.
              This is an excellent tool used for cutting materials.
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