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Lead Dykes for Stained Glass Making

Lead dykes or Lead Nippers as they are often known are handy lead snipping pliers, great for in situ repairs, straps and fine trimming of lead.

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.

If you are looking for a plier to cut lead across its width, try our Ultrashears

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