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Old 05-04-2018, 03:16 PM
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Diamond Shears

Can anyone identify the maker of these diamond shears.
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:20 PM
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Think that's the Putsch makers mark. I have a whole set but I use my Jim Moore's instead.
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:03 PM
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Putsch Meniconi

https://www.putschmeniconi.com/
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:23 PM
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In Henry's video, he kind of dissed the early Toensing shears, probably one of the earliest ventures commercially in this last fifty years. Bob showed up at my shop in '71 in New Mexico and I bought a pair. I have used those diamond shears for all this time now and they are absolutely wonderful. I have a pair of Putsch diamonds which have also served me well but have a number of welds in them.

I continue to love my jacks from Cutting edge/ Red hot metal that I've used these last 25 years. I would not spend the capital that people seem to think necessary to make them better glass workers on Dinos. I've spent it on better glass all this time. Thanks Jeff!

Thanks Bob!
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:29 PM
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The Putsch Meniconi are really nice shears made in Italy. The American Putsch line is ok for students but not comparable to the Italian ones. If they have blue plastic dip handles they are the American made ones.

Speaking of Bob Toesing. Steve Palmer bought the business from Bob and continues to make tools. He has a new design for a light weight series blow pipe I can't say enough good things about it.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:37 PM
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I concur on the Toensing combination shears. I have used two pair for a long time. I think Steve Palmer makes some that are pretty much the same but I have not used them myself. i also liked the stainless parchoffi jack handles they don't rust if you let them stay too wet.

Toensing and Anoka Ramsey college was an early seed bed for glass activity in the middle part of the country.
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:52 PM
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Red hot metal Dante shears are the sweetest diamond shears ever.
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Old 05-06-2018, 11:54 AM
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The small Putsch Meniconi diamonds are some of the best diamond shears.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:59 PM
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I remember Billy Morris making some big cuts with ACME tin snips from the hardware store down the way. Sometimes it helps to be the best designer.
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