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Dude, yer breakin' my heart! Rule number one of the sheet metal apprentice handbook says NEVER cut wire with your snips. Look at the original pic and you'll see the nicks in the blades. "Tin Snips" are for cutting sheet metal, "Wire cutters" are for cutting wire. Shame on ya, son!!
IMHO you are an excellent woodworker and craftsman, fortunate to have all the tools to do the job right. You have also done an excellent video presentation, professional quality. Kudos to you for your hard work.