Northern Industrial Tools Air Pistol Grip Shears - 4 CFM, 2600 CPM
I purchased this tool to assist me in building two 4'Wx2'Hx10'L Chicken runs/tractors. In order to accomplish this project I was required to cut 50+ feet of 1/2 inch hardware cloth. This tool cut it like a hot knife through butter. Of course I had to clean up the mess with a huge magnet. I would highly recommend this tool for hardware cloth, flashing, and any other project that needs a lot of cutting. It is quite, doesn't use a huge amount of air, and is light weight and easy to maneuver.
August 13, 2012
i just purchased these shears i work as a trailer repair mechanic replacing roofs panels and so on i tried these shears out at work the day after i received them and they cut like a hot knife through butter i have used other shears and none of them cut like these do the rotating 360 degree head make it a breeze to cut in any position these shears are great and i would highly recommend them to any one from a beginner to a pro
February 25, 2012
Works like a Champ!
I am installing a corrugated steel ceiling in my garage and needed a way to cut the material. I had heard people using a wide array of saws and even a plasma cutter. The saws would bend the material and the plasma cutter is not in the price range so the shears were the way to go. I love them, clean cuts, they don’t wander off of the line and even through the corrugated steel, minimal effort is needed. The only thing that I wish they could do is have the ability to rotate the handle 90 degrees left or right . This would prevent you from having to bend the material that you are cutting so that the air hose doesn't hit it and stop your forward progress. Outside of that, no problems or worries.
November 18, 2010
what I expected
This tool is just what I expeced for the price. Does a good job with flat sheet metal. Has a little trouble with corrigated, such as metal roofing. Overall good tool.
August 23, 2010
works well, a real time saver, clean edges. Takes a little time to get use to but well worth the price
July 23, 2009
Cut that metal
This tool is definitly worth the money you pay. It was affordable and works great! I love it, wouldn't wanna be without it! I definitly would recomend this product. So far it seems to be very safe to use, my grandson loves it, i might need to get him his own only because he always has it!
July 13, 2009
Performs better than expected.
Performs better than expected. Works great no issues no problems. Great value
November 19, 2008
For the price works very good, clean cuts, smooth action. Have used several times and have beem impressed with the ease of use
November 17, 2008
Pistol Grip Air Shears
This is a well-made and extremely versatile tool. We've used it to cut a variety of metals and also a number of different plastic panels. The double-blade action cuts a strip of material, which must be considered in your measurements. It sounds a lot like a pneumatic impact wrench (without the hammer sound) or a pneumatic starter on a semi, so in close quarters hearing protection might be advisable. A right-angle or swiveling connector for the air hose can solve some of the clearance problems mentioned by earlier reviewers. Keep it well-oiled.
August 18, 2008
I like this tool. Heavy duty and well made. Capable of cutting everything advertised. If you don't need to cut tight curves, this is a great tool.
April 21, 2008