"A good, solid, no-nonsense tool. No frills or gimmicks and produces a clean cut with little effort, due to the length of the handles from the pivot. My Dad had a pair and they saw 40 years of service, even if the paint was starting to wear thin!"
"The last time I used a pair of these was in metal work 40 years ago. That pair was used and abused and didn't impress. This pair were a LOT sharper than I expected, closed with a satisfying slicing sound and cut through 2mm aluminium like it was cardboard. A pleasure to use."
"Been using these Gilbow snips for a few years to cut thin sheet steel, plastics and composite materials to shape with ease, unlike the serrated jaw aviation type snips these don't leave slightly serrated imprints in the edge of your cut materials. They give a clean quick cut providing they are used within their capacity and give the impression that they will carry on doing so for years to come."
"Purchased these having read the 4 reviews that raved about them. Wanted to cut a small sheet of 2mm steel but may as well not bothered. These tin snips would not touch it. May as well have bought a cheap pair of scissors for what use they are. Don't really want the hassle of returning them, but are of no use to me."