Aviation Snips: Max2000®

Malco’s original Max2000 features Euro-styled ergonomic handles. Textured, solid-colored, molded thermoplastic grips and finger stops compliment a narrower handle opening to fit large or small hands. An ambidextrous, thumb-operated handle latch and replaceable compression spring complete this user-friendly design.

The Malco Max2000 Classic features a wider handle opening and retro styling. Flexible, duo-colored, molded PVC grips and stops, a side-operated handle latch and a torsion-style, piano-wire spring produce the fit and feel of more traditional aviation snip action.

All Malco Max2000 and Max2000 Classic Aviation Snips feature superior hardened blade edges for “maximum” cutting life. Riveted, head-to-handle compound linkage multiplies hand leverage applied by user. Linkage will not rattle or loosen ever! And an easily adjustable pivot bolt, with nylon locking nut, holds its adjustment securely for these hard-working aviation snips.

Malco’s Max2000 and Max2000 Classic: Standard Left, Right and Combination Cutting Aviation Snips have wide-opening jaws with a serrated lower blade for fast controlled cuts in vinyl plastics, layered metals and seams. Precisely ground blade tips also cut into tight spaces and flush to 90° walls.


  • Fast cuts in vinyl plastics, layered metal and seams.
  • Superior cutting life.
  • Compound linkage multiplies user hand leverage.
  • Adjustable pivot bolt.
  • Handles fit large or small hands.


Catalog #DescriptionLength of Cut in.(mm)Overall Tool Length in. (mm)Net Weight oz.(g)
M2001Standard Aviation, Left1-3/8 in.(34.9 mm)10 (254)14 oz.(397 g)
M2001CStandard Aviation, Left Classic Grip1-3/8 in.(34.9 mm)10 (254)14 oz.(397 g)
M2002Standard Aviation, Right1-3/8 in.(34.9 mm)10 (254)14 oz.(397 g)
M2002CStandard Aviation, Right Classic Grip1-3/8 in.(34.9 mm)10 (254)14 oz.(397 g)
M2003Standard Aviation, Combination1-3/8 in.(34.9 mm)10 (254)14 oz.(397 g)
M2003CStandard Aviation, Combination Classic Grip1-11/16 in.(42.9 mm)10 (254)14 oz.(397 g)
M200SMax2000 Replacement Spring

Capacities: in (mm)

Aluminum Copper Galvanized Steel Mild Steel Stainless Steel
.062 (1.57) .054 (1.37) .054 (1.37) .048 (1.22) .038 (0.97)



My Review for Aviation Snips: Max2000®

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Danual Thomas Britt

I wouldn't consider these bulldogs because they really cut thick metal but they do cut smoothly. Malco is the top of the line.