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Milwaukee

Model 6852-20

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Store SKU #650682

6.8 Amp 18-Gauge Shear

$169.00 /each
  • 6.8 amp Milwaukee motor: 0-2,500 rpm spindle speed
  • 360° swivel head
  • 5 year limited tool warranty

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The Milwaukee 18-Gauge Shear features a powerful, 6.8 Amp motor that delivers up to 2500 SPM spindle speeds for cutting up to 15 FPM. With the ergonomic, tactile grip and lock-on switch, you have comfort and control over making straight cuts. With the 360° swiveling head, you can easily make cuts in tight places.

  • Includes one 18-Gauge sheer and one hex wrench
  • Lightweight design at only 5.12 lbs.
  • Variable-speed control right on the trigger that helps you match the speed to the application
  • Heavy duty magnesium gear case that makes the tool easily portable
  • 10 ft. flexible, durable runner cord
  • 5-year manufacturer warranty
  • Heavy-duty magnesium gear case is lightweight for comfortable operation while using the Milwaukee 6852-20
  • 10 ft. flexible durable runner cord
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will it cut hardi board?

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May 15, 2013
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Klamath Falls, OR, USA
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August 29, 2016
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just good for metal only
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July 15, 2016
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This exact one no but dewalt and other company's make same one with a bigger cutting head to special for hardi bord
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June 28, 2016
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No. Cut radius is too small. Use a dremel saw max instead.
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May 6, 2015
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No. they are for gauge metal. They are called nippers.
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May 1, 2014
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sorry but the blade only opens wide enough for cutting sheet metal. about less than 1/2 inch at widest with a 1/4 inch cut out from the shear blade. youd be better served looking for the model designed for fiber board or just using a plain box cutter and straight edge and cut it the same way you cut sheet rock for walls and ceilings. its cheapest and fastest in the end and in this economic climate thats Read More
sorry but the blade only opens wide enough for cutting sheet metal. about less than 1/2 inch at widest with a 1/4 inch cut out from the shear blade. youd be better served looking for the model designed for fiber board or just using a plain box cutter and straight edge and cut it the same way you cut sheet rock for walls and ceilings. its cheapest and fastest in the end and in this economic climate thats a big win for anyone! I am a custom contractor i hope my comments will help you with your project(s). Read Less
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May 17, 2013
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Hi Billy Bob,
Thank you for your question.
According to MFG, The 6852-20 Milwaukee® 18-Gauge Sheer is designed for cutting metal up to 18 gauge in thickness and we do not recommend for use with hardie board.
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Lewiston, ID, USA
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May 16, 2013
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This is something I would not recommend doing. The material is light enough, but too thick. These are metal shears and will fracture the hardi board when cutting. For odd cuts, try a Roto-saw to get a clean fast cut, and a sliding miter saw for most siding cuts.
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Does the Milwaukee shear cut galenized Roofing?

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September 7, 2015
Will the Milwaukee electric shear 18 gauge model 6852-20 cut ribbed galvanized sheet roofing? Satisfactory/ease?
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August 8, 2016
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I brought this tool for a roof job based on the previous answers and I am here to tell you these shears were useless to me due to the fact they WILL NOT cut over the metal ribs. They cut flat sections but that is it,
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Yes. Perfect tool for the job.
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January 25, 2016
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The tool should be able to cut galvanized roofing as long as the gauge is higher than 18.
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Can you make straight ,right & left cuts ?

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this is one good shear, extremely straight cutting, would tell others to purchase this brand from you.
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August 23, 2016
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This can make any cut.
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will this shear cut carpet

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cutting heavy carpet
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No. The cut depth is too small.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works well, very smooth operation. It makes short work of corrugated steel siding without crimping or binding. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool and value! The corded shears met my expectations. It was light and easy to use. Cut tin with ease and no effort from me. Good tool to use. Definitely got value for my money and dependability May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by In one word- Power. This shear is a beast. It cuts steel like a hot knife through butter. Don't settle for less. June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fits the need I needed to cut a piece of stainless steel for a client. This shear did exactly what I needed December 15, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cutting Metal Roofing I purchased this tool to cut Master Rib metal roofing. I was amazed that it would not cut across the raised ribs and had been led to believe it would be no trouble to do so. I had gone to the Master Rib roofing website and they showed a similar tool although not a Milwaukee shear. They cut the video of a cut being made just before a raised rib would have been encountered........................? I believe in having the right tool for the job but it may be that this is not the right tool. If anyone is going to try and cut metal roofing I would not recommend this tool if the metal has any rises in it. I did notice it cut very well in the flat areas. December 13, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Took a chance Could not get to cut multi rib 26 gauge panel. Worked good on the edge molding May 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Milwaukee shears are the best This is my second pair of Milwaukee shears, and I will buy no other brand. The first pair still works; however, I haven't been able to find a replacement head for it because it is 8 years old. When the first pair broke, I replaced it with a Dewalt shear, which lasted a few months, then another Dewalt shear, which lasted a few weeks, and then a Kawasaki shear, which lasted three cuts! I use the shears on up to 14 gauge welded wire, and only Milwaukee can handle the job. The other two brands are best used as boat anchors. Milwaukee shears are THE BEST. December 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not worth it Out of the box the cutting-on lock did not work so have to hold heavy tool and keep finger on trigger. This tool makes 2 parallel cuts, not one, so better know which line you want. No indication of this in instructions.The tool causes so much vibration of the sheet metal that need to specially secure the metal. Bought this for thinner gauge steel roof panels. For thinner applications stick with tin snips. This one is going back. November 13, 2014
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