...another first world problem solved
The list of what the Romans ever did for us is impressive indeed, and apparently includes taking time between building aqueducts and making wine to invent the pivoting scissors, in around 100AD. What the Romans unforgivably didn't ever do, though, was crack just how to cut wire mesh with scissors without doing yourself some …
Looking at my hands... I would have gladly paid for this gadget this weekend.
Wire mesh is a necessity in construction (especially in rural parts and third world) as it is the most effective anti-rodent measure. In fact, there is very little first-world to it.
If you ever had to cut it (especially in place while nailing it to rafters) you would have appreciated this invention.
> Got some in my garage right now :)
Well they're in the old man's garage, but...
We had then in the metalwork room at school too, plus a larger version (guillotine) where the top arm started off a right angles to the work.
Sorry neither the ones at my parent's or the ones at school would work for the left handers. I'm sure they predate the invention of the idea of discrimination.
>I'm sure they predate the invention of the idea of discrimination.
Haha, I doubt that! In some medieval countries, no left-handed (sinister) man could become a knight. This influenced the chirality of spiral stair cases in castles - defending knights, fending off ascending attackers, had an advantage because they had more room to swing a sword with their right hand.
Or do you mean the idea of trying not to discriminate? : )
> Or do you mean the idea of trying not to discriminate? : )
No I meant before the days when people expected not to be discriminated against.
Though I'm not quite old enough to remember when "cack handers" expected to be beaten at school till they learned to write neatly with their right hand. I can remember teachers talking about it.
Oh for fudge sake, just cut slower and more carefully you imbecile or better yet use gloves like any sane rational thinking person would do.
Is this what the world is reduced to? Thinking up solutions to problems that don't exist and trying to sell them to the stupid? Oh wait I forgot about IoT...
"Also works for cutting the wife's toe nails which I doubt those scissors could manage."
I also use power tools to cut my toenails. Long story short, they where surgically mutilated long ago, now grow about a cm thick. On the plus side, only need to cut them once every few years.
Good to see others have sheet metal tools about.
My granpappy's toolbox has em in it. (offset shears, 60 and 80 degree pairs) <stowed in mom's basement at the moment> and it dates back to the 1890's, since it was *his* da's. And it has a pair of leather shears with the same feature.
(I periodically raid that toolbox, if only for the wood planes. Best damn planer I've ever used, and ... its *made* out of wood, what type I do not know)
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