This company recently launched a new line of aviation and offset snips. The tools' design makes them more efficient, requiring 25 percent less cutting force than other models, according to officials. They also offer strong blades, long cuts, reliable springs and balanced weight distribution, company officials add.

Irwin Industrial Tool Co., 8935 NorthPointe Executive Park Drive, Suite 200, Huntersville, NC 28078; (704) 987-4486; fax (704) 987-4340.