Lead Cutting Pliers - Nippers/Lead Dykes
Lead dykes or lead nippers as they are often known are handy lead cutting and snipping pliers, great for in situ repairs, straps and fine trimming of lead. They are NOT used for cutting lengths of lead down which should be done with a lead knife, but for trimming flanges and edges off where needed.
These snips have fine cutting blades so you can snip the flat section at either end of each section of the lead to lift open and remove glass from leaded lights while in situ (provided it is in wide enough lead to fold open and not at the edge of a panel). Then replace the glass, fold down the lead and re-cement to weather proof it.
6"(152mm) long. With spring helps labour-saving. Chrome vanadium steel blade is sharper and harder.
Made by Leponitt, the respected and trusted glass tool brand.