even makes a “Snip” Intriguing
Boomerang Tool Company
The Boomerang Tool company
has expanded their offerings as well as refined exiting tools like their
flagship pair of retractable pliers. These tools feature excellent functionality
at a reasonable price, and as the name of the company implies, each and every
tool features a retractable design making it easy to stow and secure the tool at
Tool's new "Snip"
This new tool is designed to an ergonomic line cutter. Featuring steel cutting
jaws the Snip is capable of cutting through 50lb. braided line with ease. Unlike
a traditional clipper where you press down to make the jaws come together the
Snip is more like a pair of mini-scissors, simply press the metal flanges
together on the side and they unlock to open the jaws and squeeze them again to
position the jaws are shut and the grips are flat against the tool's frame
We actually procured a
pair right before ICAST and have been testing the tool in the lab on everything
from mono, fluro, and even braided lines exceeding the manufacturer’s
specification. We found the serrated edge on the jaws to hold up very well and
after many cuts the jaws continue to cut clean and smooth.
The Snip is
designed to cut through mono, fluro, and braided line
The size and the shape of
the Ship may seem a bit large but the ergonomic design allows anglers to put
plenty of pressure on the jaws without any effort. It sure beats a pair of nail
clippers! The retractor makes it easy to secure the Snip right on your jeans, on
a pair of pliers, or even on a fishing vest.
As with other
Boomerang tools the Snip has a built in retractor
There are two versions of
the new Snip, a standard version which retails for $11.95 and another with a
built in LED light which can illuminate the area right in front of the jaws when
cutting in low light conditions which retails for $14.95.
Big Catch Pliers now have replaceable steel jaws
Refining the Big Catch
company’s pliers have also been improved and now feature an more serious looking
black and grey finish. The same retractor is in place but new replaceable
carbide cutters are now employed and the jaw ends on the Big Catch H1 version
are now replaceable steel ends which are mounted in the cast aluminum body.
cutters are also replaceable
The ability to service the
pliers makes them more suitable for extreme fishing conditions including inshore
and saltwater applications. The slip resistant handles make them easy to use
even in wet conditions and will never rust. The Big Catch H1 pliers retail for
only $39.95 each, a very reasonable price when compared with most other pliers,
few of which offer as many features.
The Big Catch
Pliers feature a retractor built into the handle end, this is one tool that will
always stay within reach when you need it most
The Boomerang Tool company continues to bring out interesting tools that are not
only feature rich but surprisingly affordable as well. These are not another
pair of rebranded tools, but rather a family of products that all leverage the
same level of quality and user-friendly design. This season the company spent
time on refining their offerings and was able to make something as simple as a
line cutter not only interesting but better.