Aviation Snips / Compound Snips

Aviation snips (also referred to as compound snips) are used for cutting aluminum and sheet metal. They can typically handle up to 18 gauge CRS (cold rolled steel) or 22 gauge SS (stainless steel).  The handles of aviation snips are color coded for the particular cut needed to make. Yellow are for straight cuts, Green are for right (clockwise) cuts, and Red are for left (counter clockwise) cuts.