When you're working near your toolbox, keeping an assortment of snips within easy reach for various tasks is a great way to stay productive. But when you're working someplace your toolbox can't go, like at the top of a ladder, Crescent's new Switchblade snips are a better option letting you carry a single handle with swappable cutting heads for multiple tasks.
For $US35 you actually get four tools in one with the Switchblade. A standard multi-purpose blade that can hack through cardboard, rope, shingles, vinyl and plastics. A straight blade for cutting ductwork, aluminium siding and other sheet metal. A cable cutter for trimming and stripping wires, and finally a plier head for all of your non-cutting needs.
Swapping the heads is as easy as popping a couple of quick release bolts that hold each blade securely in place, and the set even comes with a belt holster so you're always at the ready for some quick-draw trimming. [Amazon via Werd]