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Old 06-14-2012, 09:40 PM
philvanv philvanv is offline
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I'm new here and realize this is a fairly old post but I can get a nice cut on old snips, Malco or Wiss, if I get some fine emery cloth, about 5" in length and cut the length of the cloth as many cuts as possible on a 1.5" or 2" width piece. One of the uptown guys showed me that. I was real skeptical but I think it actually works. I haven't had to buy a new set since learning that trick. Or it could all be in my head!
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:33 AM
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To resharpen aviation snipes, there is a file called a seraiting file. After the snip is sharpened, one quick swipe w/ the file cuts the new teeth. Sometimes the snip is "sprung" when the side faces don't rub together tightly anymore, in which case I've taken it apart, put each half in a vise, clamped at the bolt hole & give it a firm, carefull wack w/ a hammer to correct it. This will bring the side faces closer together.
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