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Offline lebaron

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Questions About Compound Leverage Hoof Nippers
« on: September 15, 2020, 07:28:39 PM »
I have 2 pair of nippers. One made about 100 years ago (Champion DeArment 2025) The other made about 10 years ago (no markings) although they look just like Bud Draft Horse Model Nippers. My question is both have overlapping angle cutters, all the hoof nippers I've seen have straight cutters. Are these hoof nippers or something else? I emailed Bud and he's never seen the angle cutters. He does sell the straight cutters inserts. Each weigh about 3 lbs. I'm a city boy and only see horses on TV.

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Re: Questions About Compound Leverage Hoof Nippers
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 04:23:02 AM »
Very interesting tool. In my opinion these are hoof nippers, but I'm not entirely sure. Maybe give it a try?  :smiley:

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Re: Questions About Compound Leverage Hoof Nippers
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 07:25:57 PM »
If they are marked Champion DeArment, then they were made between 1927 when Champion Tool Co. changed it's name to include the owner's family name and 1960 when they changed their name again to their popular tool -- Channellock.

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Re: Questions About Compound Leverage Hoof Nippers
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 03:56:32 PM »
Thanks for that info. But the real question is what the heck are they.

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Re: Questions About Compound Leverage Hoof Nippers
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 06:16:59 AM »
I believe they are hoof paring nippers.  The Channellock catalog that I have shows two without the compound joint.  One has one beveled cut that overlaps a square cutter.  The other has replaceable jaws and it looks like the jaws overlap on it.  The first one they call Improved Hoof Parer and the second one Out Pride Hoof Shear.  The thing that most people at flea markets call hoof nippers, they call Heavy Duty Cutting Nippers designed for concrete form builders, carpenters, mechanics, famrets. etc. for easy cutting of large nails, small spikes, form wire ties, etc.

I think most farriers that I have met prefer the nippers (latter) to the parers (latter) because you can cut hooves and nails with the nippers.  The parers are just for hooves.  I have a much easier time selling the nippers and I find a lot more of them than the parers.