Overview
  • 163 year-old brand known for durability and performance
  • Scissors, snips, and specialty trade tools
The Back Story
  • Started by Jacob Wiss 1848
  • Supplied scissors to Union Army medical units
Claim to Fame
  • Leading brand in aviation snips for more than 75 years
  • Dependable tools for professionals
Game Changers
  • Precision cast aviation snips that are Made in U.S.A.
  • Introduction of HVAC tools
Overview

Wiss® is a premier scissors, snips, and specialty trade tools brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Wiss® has been the leading brand in aviation snips for over 50 years, driven by two simple principles: performance and durability. Wiss® puts those same qualities into every product in its line. So no matter what Wiss® tool you use, you can count on getting exceptional performance and long life.

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The Back Story

Wiss® began producing premier scissors, snips and specialty trade tools in 1848. From supplying scissors to Union Army medical units during the American Civil War to providing metal snips to the U.S. Army for use in building aircrafts and surgical scissors for hospitals, the Wiss® brand has a rich history of making tools that offer extraordinary performance and long life.

 

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Claim to Fame

Wiss® has been the leading brand in aviation snips for more than 75 years. Generation after generation of sheet metal and HVAC professionals choose Wiss® snips because they have a longer blade life and are easier to use due to a unique wave-pattern serration on both the upper and lower blades. Wiss® is the only snip manufactured using a casting process, a method that produces highly consistent parts. Computer numerically controlled machining is then used to create highly uniform, wave-shaped serrations. All Wiss® compound action aviation snips are made in the U.S. and feature similarly cast and machined blades. This results in snips that stay sharp longer and require less cutting effort so users experience less fatigue, reduced strain, and higher productivity.

Game Changers

Making a commitment to incorporate the benefits of its brand across other product categories, Wiss® recently introduced its new and re-engineered heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) tools. The Wiss® HVAC line includes Wiss® Hand Crimpers, Forming and Specialty Tools and Lightweight Aluminum Handle Snips that adhere to the same superior quality and value standards that have become synonymous with the Wiss® brand. Wiss® not only added new products for HVAC professionals, but also re-engineered existing tools specifically with HVAC pros in mind