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05-19-2011, 02:20 PM
I'm looking into buying the 18V dewalt cordless shears to replace my corded ones when I'm cutting sheet metal in attic and crawlspaces.
How are they compared to the corded ones?
And should I go with the shears or the nibblers?
05-19-2011, 02:55 PM
Check this out: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?rlz=1T4SUNA_enUS267US267&q=malco+shears&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=12347193337279358340&sa=X&ei=sWbVTZL6JeLf0QHp0tTzCw&ved=0CEgQ8wIwAA&biw=1213&bih=612#
I have a corded nibbler and shears as well, but I use this more than them. You don't have any scrap (curlys and half moons) like you do with shears or nibblers. Works great for cutting in start collars, etc.
05-19-2011, 03:19 PM
Those dont look to bad.. I'm also looking for something I can use to cut in tight quarters other than my offset avation cutters?
05-19-2011, 08:01 PM
I personally hate nibblers. They have their place, and sometimes they are about all that will do the job, but I hate them. They make a mess, and that mess contains sharp tiny pieces of metal.
My former boss had cordless double cuts (DeWalt), and they worked pretty good. I've been tempted to get me a set, but I don't do much sheet metal work other than race car bodies. It'd be nice if they had a uni-shear version!
05-19-2011, 10:34 PM
still have a 12v dewalt from when they first came out probably 15 years ago. we use it for cutting out the sides of furnaces and cutting round duct. still has the original blades and we use it all the time.
i have used nibblers and other types of electric shears and none of them were as good as the dewalt.:.02:
05-20-2011, 12:13 AM
You should check out the Malco Turbo Shears.
05-31-2011, 05:04 PM
I love my Trumpf shears. Top notch quality tool. Pricey, but you get what you pay for. Worth every $ spent.
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