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Sure thing. :)  I didn't know how thick it was.  heh  I've used scissors on SS screening before, but that's very thin.

I totally understand! I figured thats what you thought. That is very easy to cut and it does work for the thin kind. Thanks for your input. I bought this thicker kind on ebay and the squares are too big for my project. Looking to cut it down. I had some craft cutting tool that is used for jewelry making and it does cut very thin metal but that also was not strong enough. I'm not really that knowledgable about cutting tools so anyone hear who has cut metal can help me? :D

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Any hardware store will have 'em.  Technically they are called snips.

 

http://www.menards.com/main/search.html?search=Aviation+Snips

 

http://www.homedepot.com/s/Aviation%2520Snips?NCNI-5

"Menards" your definitely from the midwest. Tin snips work great.

 

I know the jingle is in your head

"Save big money at Menards"

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Are you cultivating moss or trying to free moss that came on mesh?

 

I like these for cutting up heavy (for moss) mesh on the back of moss to free it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IBSFAI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpagethey fit your hand, do not complain about cutting the mesh, and also work great as finger and toe nail clippers.

If you have to do a lot of cutting because you are cultivating then snips would be the way to go. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00002N5LD?keywords=sheet%20metal%20scissors&qid=1452725872&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2(I think these were the ones I preferred to the standard snips for screen and mesh?). If you are growing on a large scale have you looked into precut mesh?

 

While pneumatic shears and nibblers work great on sheet metal, I suspect there might be issues with mesh.

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Are you cultivating moss or trying to free moss that came on mesh?

 

I like these for cutting up heavy (for moss) mesh on the back of moss to free it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IBSFAI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpagethey fit your hand, do not complain about cutting the mesh, and also work great as finger and toe nail clippers.

If you have to do a lot of cutting because you are cultivating then snips would be the way to go. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00002N5LD?keywords=sheet%20metal%20scissors&qid=1452725872&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2(I think these were the ones I preferred to the standard snips for screen and mesh?). If you are growing on a large scale have you looked into precut mesh?

 

While pneumatic shears and nibblers work great on sheet metal, I suspect there might be issues with mesh.

Just small scale. I grow my moss on various things but I want to try mesh too. The mesh is too large. It is thick steel mesh like the one pictured way above. I think I will go for the snips. Thanks Johny!

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