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whitesmith 08-09-2007 12:17 PM

Info on old snips
 
Greetings
Can anyone find some info for me on Wiss tinsnips?
The company was started as J.W. Wiss & Co. ( or Sons?)
I would like to know how old the company is and any other info you can get .
Many thanks,
R.Stone

rickey 09-01-2007 08:59 AM

I cant answer your question but have one of my own and Im looking for a Wiss Scroll Pivoter 9X snip. Any information on buying one of these? Thanks Rick :?:

sharpscriber 07-15-2011 12:51 AM

I have one but it cuts right instead of left like most bench shears you see nowadays. Mine needs sharpening as it is worn. I guess it would clean up well with a carefully placed jig and belt sander. It's like a very large offset snip. Looks like it could handle 12 gauge but You'd have to use a hand sledge on it. I have seen one modified into a beverly type shear with a foot pedal.

sharpscriber 07-15-2011 12:53 AM

Wiss
 
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I found a wiss price list. Wiss history is easy enough to search.

larson1951 12-02-2012 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rickey (Post 6275)
I cant answer your question but have one of my own and Im looking for a Wiss Scroll Pivoter 9X snip. Any information on buying one of these? Thanks Rick :?:

i have about a dozen wiss snips in exc condition from the 30's and the 40's
i use them every day
i have 3 scroll pivitors which are hand held and are for 24-28 GA
ithought i would let you know that they are are great tools
maybe i can post a picture but this is my first time on here
steve

larson1951 12-03-2012 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sharpscriber (Post 13643)
I have one but it cuts right instead of left like most bench shears you see nowadays. Mine needs sharpening as it is worn. I guess it would clean up well with a carefully placed jig and belt sander. It's like a very large offset snip. Looks like it could handle 12 gauge but You'd have to use a hand sledge on it. I have seen one modified into a beverly type shear with a foot pedal.

what does the tool you are referring to look like?
the Wiss scroll pivitor 9x is about the same length as a wiss-9 hand snips and in my opinion 22 ga would really be pushing it to the limit
i really like the old wiss snips
it is difficult sometimes to find a good old unsprung set but if one surfaces i would recommend grabbing it
steve

Bud 12-03-2012 03:18 AM

Welcome to the site Steve.

Adding images - when you reply or add a new post scroll down a bit and you'll see a button "manage attachments" click on that and you'll see where you browse your images to add them. Let me know if you have any problems.

Bud

larson1951 12-04-2012 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Bud (Post 15203)
Welcome to the site Steve.

Adding images - when you reply or add a new post scroll down a bit and you'll see a button "manage attachments" click on that and you'll see where you browse your images to add them. Let me know if you have any problems.

Bud

thanks for the welcome bud
i have a mac computor
i don't know how to get my photos from my iphoto library onto a url
if i knew i would post a few good images
anyone out there know?
steve

Bud 12-04-2012 04:49 AM

I'll look into this...

larson1951 12-07-2012 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rickey (Post 6275)
I cant answer your question but have one of my own and Im looking for a Wiss Scroll Pivoter 9X snip. Any information on buying one of these? Thanks Rick :?:

hi rickey
could you post the pictures of the 3 scroll pivitors
i can't figure it out
i would like to post an image or two for the members to see these unique snips

larson1951


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