End Nippers Todd's Patent 8 Inch Small Size Rare
These 8" long overall end nipper pliers are in very good condition with removable cutters. They are marked "TODD'S PAT MADE IN U.S.A.". Todd had the patent on this interchangeable cutters nipper type pliers in 1876, but it is not known what company made them, or for how long. This is a tool that is not made any more today, yet is still useful to contractors who work with heavy wire such as in concrete work. I cut wire 1/8" thick with these nippers with no harm done to the cutters at all! The adjustable stop keeps the cutters from hitting together when the wire is snipped, thereby prolonging the cutter life. These will open up to 1/4" between cutters! A great tool design, in great working condition! Cutters are in very good condition, very good cutting edge, and alignment, 99% like new. These cutters work very well on heavy wire, but not made for piano or instrument type wire. A very nice nipper, clean, no rust, with a good snug pivot joint, they work just fine. Hard to find in this nice shape, and also in this small size!
Very nice antique tool!