"Bought these to cut steel roofing sheets. Only used the straight cutting snips. (cheaper to buy set than one pair!) They cut though 0.7mm steel like scissors on paper. Perfectly staight line and a very clean cut."
"I bought the Aviation Tin Snips to cut wire mesh, these did the trick. I had been trying to cut the mesh with scissors and it was a struggle so decided to buy these because they were the cheapest I could find. I only used the straight set and they cut the stuff beautifully. The longer handles saved getting cut with the sharp wire edges. I would definitely recommend as I will only be using them now and then. Thank you Screwfix for an easy online transaction. They were waiting to be collected when I got there."
"The cutting faces are good, the handles are solid though the (rather silly) design being bolted together is not ideal
Mine were supplied with the screws and bolts loosely tightened making them wobbly and the cut a bit seat of your pants style .
HOWEVER if your buying tin snips your probably no nucklehead, application of a spanner and silly torque on said bolts makes the tool very useable and actually vey clean cutting. this does disable the use of the lock, but this is fine..... they are under £10 for 3, so after said modification they are brilliant!, the straight cut pair has cut a fair few meters now through .8mm-1.2mm steel and are still fairing well!
In short, Great value however should have probably been properly assembled before reaching the shop."
"As one reviewer said Amazing value BUT when I came to cutting out a circular hole in a Cooker Hood chimney, all was not well The two snips which would cut left and right angles, did not give me a clean cut but squashed the material instead. So this ruined my chance of having a nice clean edge I found them totally useless. The third tool for straight lines performed admirably."
"I recently purchased these to cut some 1.6mm galv sheet, i liked the idea of having left and right handed as we have a couple of people using them. Unfortunatley they were not man enough for the job and didnt have enough leverage to be able to cut thru. i will now have to purchase some longer handle tin snips."
"Went in for the fatmax snips but not in stock, only on next day delivery, i needed the snips for a job that day so had to get the cheep ones, not to good the cutting blades wobble about, why the best snips they sell are not a stock item?"
"Stranded and need a tin-snips, bought these to finish a small job and got what I paid for. Probably ok for lead, aluminium or very thin steel, but useless for very thin stainless steel. And I mean very thin. The jaws are so soft the dulled on the first cut, and I only wanted a 150mm straight line."
"If you really need the cheapest of cheap get these and they will do the job, however it will not be a pleasant experience. The catch closes during use and the handles are very uncomfortable to use. I cant really comment on the cutting quality as I am not an expert and have nothing to compare to yet."