Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HandyGuy 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 MULE Took a chance
Could not get to cut multi rib 26 gauge panel. Worked good on the edge molding
May 6, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MackyD 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Candice 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Specialty FRP Shears
Shears ease of operation is second to none for FRP installation. They hold up well and the quality of the blades keep the tool in use daily. We have not worn out a set of blades (jaws) in this tool as of yet.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Audrey 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by gregallman Pushed this shear to the limit.
So I was unsure if this would work for cutting stainless steel. I thought I would give it a try at least. Its a good tool company and the worst that could happen is I would have a new tool that couldnt cut type III 20 gauge stainless. It was a little difficult at times but it powered though the large shearing job in a matter of minutes compared to the time it would take to cut it with an abrasive wheel or plasma. I was very impressed and happy with the results. It turns easily and is very well built. I havent owned it very long but I am certain it will be at hand for many years to come. I would say this though that I would go past 20 guage thickness in stainless with it. Otherwise you will be cussing your head off trying to force it through the very tough metal. Either way you will have a good electric shear.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Schneal Smooth, Accurate Operation
These shears cut great right out of the box. I tried them first on some 22 gauge sheet metal and they plowed through with ease. Quality is consistent with the other Milwaukee tools I own...excellent! I would recommend them to anyone.
December 27, 2013