Andy Aluminum Handled Snips 12″ (Gripped)

Malco’s 12″ Gripped Andy Snip’s features the same design and cutting power of other Andy Snip models but with added handle comfort. Grips add better comfort, fit, and control over other models. All Andy Snips are ideal for cutting vinyl siding, aluminum, copper, or sheet metal. The sleek head design improves maneuverability making it easier to cut materials such as J-Channel. A full 3″ (76.2 mm) cutting length makes straight shearing with the Malco Andy™ Snip fast and easy. Pressure-fit inset blades make replacement easy while out in the field.

Malco’s 14″ Andy Classic snips are available in two cutting models:

  • M12NG  for pattern, straight shearing, mild curve cuts, and multiple layers of material.
  • MC12NG for combination cuts left or right and straight cuts.

Also offered in non-grip options.


  • Comfort grip handles for greater comfort, fit, and control.
  • Larger style handle with multiple openings to fit large or small hands.
  • Sleek Head Design Improves Maneuverability.
  • Full 3″ (76.2 mm) Cutting Length – 12″.


Capacities: in (mm)

Vinyl Aluminum Copper Stainless Steel (26 Gauge) Galv Steel (24 Gauge) Mild Steel (24 Gauge)
12 .055 (1.40) .035 (0.89) .023 (0.58) .018 (0.46) .028 (0.71) .024 (0.61)



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Q:  What is the primary difference of the MV12 versus MC12NG?
A:  The primary difference between the MC12NG and MV12 is the profile of the grind on the blades.  Both of the MC12N blades are the same with a 30 degree grind angle.  The MV12 blade setup is unique with one blade ground to 60 degrees and then the other blade is a M12N blade (not MC12N).  This “knife-like” edge makes cutting vinyl siding noticeably better.


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