The new Knifti-Cut shop/electrician shear and utility snip is a compact multipurpose snip that features needle-nose blades that provide ready access to confined areas and a full 2-inch cut length. Knifti-Cut is designed for a wide range of applications. The size of the tool fits comfortably in the hand and its textured grips comfort the hand and provide a no-slip grip. Knifti-Cut can be used to cut sheet metal, vinyl, plastic, screening, packaging, cardboard, canvas, leather and paper. It can also snip soft wire, wire mesh, strapping, cable ties, fishing line and more. The tool’s hot drop-forged blades are manufactured of high-carbon steel for strength, durability and a long-lasting cutting edge. Hot-drop forged blades make it tough enough to readily cut sheet metal. Rated cutting capacities are: 26-gauge cold-rolled sheet metal, 18-gauge copper wire and 22-gauge soft steel wire.

Midwest Tool & Cutlery Co., P.O. Box 160, 1210 Progress St., Sturgis, MI 49091; (269) 651-7964; fax (269) 651-4412; www.midwestsnips.com.