We run into a lot of...interesting...issues here at Foam Pro Shop, one of which as constant frustration when it comes to quality equipment in the pursuit of quality products. You can only trim so many parts with sub-par flush cutters before identifying an improvement could be made. If it was a problem for us, it's probably a problem for you. We've swapped to using these snips for our own work in getting you parts and we're quite happy with them. Hopefully, you will be too.