With an overall length of only 7-1/8 inches (181 mm), the AVsMini easily goes to work in tight or awkward spaces where full-size aviation snips are challenged. A 3/4″ (19 mm) length of cut provides the optimum speed for confined cutting applications where this small, maneuverable snip excels. Each snip is made with forged steel jaws that contain precision-ground serrations on the lower blade, which produces a sharply defined edge for cutting accuracy and control. The AVsMini AVM6 left cutting offset and AVM7 right cutting offset design provides superior material flow in 24-gauge (0.61 mm) cold rolled and (0.71 mm) galvanized steel for making sharp square cuts, tight 5″ (125 mm) diameter circles and straight line cuts, even on curved surfaces. Soft, non-slip grip contours and an easily accessible handle opening compliment the natural power stroke of any size hand. The torsion-spring-actuated, hardened steel-core handles will not pinch or collapse and a self-opening handle latch will not catch on material or accidentally close.