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Craftsman  Compound Leverage Snips, Straight Cut

  Item#  00942713000 | Model#  42713

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Cut Capacity: 18 ga. cold rolled / 22 ga. stainless sheet steel
Product Overview:
General Warranty: Guaranteed forever
Item Weight (lbs.): 0.88
Tool Type: Aviation Snips
Materials & Finish:
Blade Material: Alloy steel


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Product Description

10 in. nominal length, 1-1/2 in. length of cut. Cutting capacity: 18 gauge cold-rolled sheet steel / 22 gauge stainless sheet steel. Hot drop-forged blades.

Compound leverage handle action. Double overwind spring. Grade 8 center pivot bolt threaded into bottom blade keeps blades in adjustment longer. Molded plastic grips. Regular straight blade pattern cuts straight and wide curves to both the left and the right.

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Added on July 26, 2010


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5 Reviews Write a review
3 Reviewers (60.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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San Bernardino, CA

Dec 12 , 2013
Works Great

I used this to cut thin metal and it worked great. It went right through the metal with very little effort on my part. Cuts straight and accurate. It is a little more pricey than I would expect so if you can find it on sale I would grab one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Seguin, TX

Jul 25 , 2011
Superb snips

My dad bought this set of Craftsman straight snips 25 years ago and he rarely used them.  But after he gave it to me, I have used them a lot both outside in the yard, and in the shop.

They have become quite rusty and the handle is mangled, but the blades still cut, even though I've worn out sections of the blade by using it to cut brake lines and other strong steel items.  The compound action makes it easy to use, and it's very ergonomic.

Check to make sure that it's "Made in the USA" before you buy it.  My pair has it emblazoned on there, but they might have changed things since this was purchased.

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Honolulu, HI

Jun 9 , 2011
Best cutting tool I have ever owned.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rancho Cordova, CA

Oct 26 , 2010
Commodity tool

This cutter works very well for straight cuts in sheet metal and can be horsed into doing curves as well.  I have worked almost exclusively with sheet aluminum out to about 60 thousandths thick and these cutters work well on that thickness.  Any thicker, or steel thicker than about 20 thousandths, and you need a beefier tool.  I find my hands hurt after about 10 minutes of cutting especially thick material.

Yes, these are the same as lower priced tools.  I might add they are the same as more expensive versions also.  This is a staple, a "commodity" tool.  The main reason to buy Craftsman is the warranty, although I have never seen anyone manage to break a set of shears.  It would be nice if Craftsman added some value to the tool with additional features.

"Sacramento" Bruce Conklin

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Floyds Knobs, IN

Sep 13 , 2010
A nice tool but not enough improved from competition

Normally I am a huge fan of anything marketed by Craftsman.  These snips are an exception, however. 

Sure they work as intended, and I've never had any trouble from them, but when you buy Craftsman you just expect more.

Maybe I am just spoiled by Craftsman's innovative designs, but these snips are almost exactly as the lesser brands.  I know what you are thinking.  They are tin snips, how innovative can they be - right?  Well, if anybody can improve the generic tin snip, the Gods of All Things Tools can.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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