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    bought a pair of faithfull snips today from travis perkins only eight quid seem really good quailty for the money

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    Sounds cheap, but the best snips are wiss stright cut about 18.

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    ive had those and was going to get another pair but these do feel equal in quailty . a builder was in and said he cuts the teeth off old saw s to use as scrapers! time will tell tho

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    The Faithfull ones are cheap and nasty. They won't last long if you use them regularly. I have a pair of Wiss ones that I bought in the early 90's for 19 which are still OK, but have recently bought some Irwin ones at 16, which are nice.

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    i will go for irwin if these dont last . i did nt rate my wiss ones and wont buy any again .i like irwin colour

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    I did have a great pair of Snap on ones but some ''scrote'' never put them back !

    Now use Wiss yellow handle. after a year or so of cutting thin coat bead
    they get used for metal track & stud work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turrican_007 View Post
    Sounds cheap, but the best snips are wiss stright cut about 18.

    Couldn't agree more! the best on the market by far 90% of partition fixers can't be wrong

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    Irwin are very good, has anyone tried eclipse by spear and jackson?
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    wiss yellow everytime

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    wiss yellow are excellent.but the yellow stanley copies are more than good enough.

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    I used Wiss snips for years but found the quality fell off about 8 years ago. I found some Irwin's and really like the way their slightly curved blades cut curves out of bullnose bead, there is no denying though that the pressed metal blades aren't going to last THAT long so I save them for mitering bullnose. I have been able to get Stanley's Fat Max quite cheaply and found them alright. Good enough that i don't miss wiss
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