I finally wore out the blades on my original snips after two seasons cutting 20 lb braid that I use. Normal braid scissors usually don't last me a season. So, I got a pair of the Super Snips to replace the old snips.
I like these even better. The long blades are really nice for reaching in and cutting the braid on top water poppers that have a deep scoop mouth.
I also like the carabiner attachment. Nice to be able to quickly switch them from my vest to my pack depending on what I'm using that day.
The verdict is still out on the UV Led light. I really liked the light on my old one for tying on lures in low light. We'll see how the UV light works. Doesn't seem as bright as the old one, but may work fine.
I do wish that the new one had screws holding it together like the old one so I could take it apart and touch up the blade a bit like I did with the old one, but that's my only complaint so far.
All and all, a great little tool and being made in the USA is a big plus.
Ask I a year from now. So far so good.
worked well at first, blade rusted shortly thereafter. Won't cut 40lb. braid anymore
Quick and easy to use. Cuts braided and mono line with ease.
Took 2 of these down to Baja on a Tony Reyes trip fishing the midriff on the Sea of Cortez for a week. The smaller model cut all thicknesses of monofilament up to the max I was using of 80 lb test. Not to mention being able to cut through spectra easily. My buddy had a set of fancy pliers that were broken by the end of the trip. I gave him my extra SNIP and he loved it. I would likely never would have bought one of these except one of my buddies that works in a tackle shop said it is the only cutter he uses now and it performs day after day. Not to mention it fits easily into your pocket without damaging your clothes.
Overall design is Ok. Light isn't really bright. If you're not careful, you can completely lose the cap for the batteries, rendering the light useless. Snipping tool may get stuck from time to time while trying to cut multiple lines.
Got this as a gift and had never thought of using one before, I always just used a knife to cut my line. Its super easy to use and it cuts right through my knots so there is nothing left on my hook or lure.
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This is a great tool for beading with Fireline. It cuts close to beaded project and cuts the line sharp at an angle for easier needle threading. It takes a couple years to get dull so now I'm on my second one.
Cuts through braided and fused line like clippers do through mono. Havent had long enough to determine durability of the blades but all is well so far. A must have for people fishing with braided or fused line.
This is a perfect example of a product doing what it claims it can do! This tool is absolutely perfect! Cuts line cleanly and easily, it is very easy to handle. I love the ability to unlock the blades using one hand. And also lock them. The retractor it's another bonus! Just an outstanding fishing tool! If you're looking for a pair of snips, do not hesitate to buy this! I bought one for myself, and I'm now buying a second one for a good friend of mine, who is also an avid fisherman. I am certain he will love it! I am also an avid fisherman, and this is one of the best tools I've found in a long time! You will not be disappointed!
I use these snippers for beading and they are fantastic! They cut fireline so precisely and I can get in close to the beadwork, so close that I rarely need to use my thread burner. They are very sharp though and a couple of times I have snipped where I didn't want to snip! I would recommend purchasing the snippers with the light if you are a beader. I didn't realize that I wasn't purchasing them without a light, but I'm still very happy with them.
Someone wrote a review saying how great it was at cutting braided line, so I tried it based on that review. I must say that it cuts braided line just like he said it would.
I've tried it on Power Pro, J Braid and Bravefishermen Super Strong Pe. It cuts them all squarely with no frays, so I am impressed!
If you are in need of a braided line snipper, then this is it. You will not be disappointed.
Forgot to mention, it works an mono and floro too. 15# was the largest mono that I had and it cut it cleanly.
no clue if the battery is replaceable, but put one on my fishing vest and one on my fishing back pack and about to order a third to leave on kayak full time. takes a little getitng used toi as they are not as "springy" as you would think like a pair of clippers, but it cuts braided/mono/fluro like a champ.