The WISS brand began in 1847 when Jacob Wiss, Swiss cutler and gunsmith, immigrated to New Jersey. There he began to forge surgical instruments and shears. Today, Wiss is a part of the Apex Tool group, one of the most successful manufacturers of hand tools.
WISS is known for performance and durability, providing high quality hand tools. WISS is the only snip created using a casting process to ensure highly consistent parts. By using computer numerically controlled machining to produce identical wave-shaped serrations, WISS produces snips that stay sharp for longer, and need less effort to cut with. This results in a safer, less fatiguing and more productive tool use experience. Aviation snips especially have proved successful in the business and that success has made WISS the number one brand for aviation snips for over five decades. For generations, sheet metal and HVAC professionals have chosen WISS more than any other brand combined. Today, WISS features an extensive range of premier scissors, tinsnips, pipe cutters, sheet metal cutters and speciality trade tools – all with the famous WISS quality and durability built in.
WISS creates tools with professionals in mind. Whichever WISS tool you choose, you can rely on a long-lasting tool with exceptional performance.