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4.0 Amp 14-Gauge Swivel Head Variable Speed Electric Power Metal Shear

$5090
  • 360° swiveling head for cutting control and convenience
  • Cutting radius of 5-1/2 in. and larger
  • 2 Year Warranty
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Product Overview

The Genesis Corded Metal Shear allows you cut sheet metal faster and safety. The variable speed trigger helps you to control the cutting speed. The standard 2-year warranty with this tool means you can buy with confidence. Perfect for the project where you need the convenience of cutting sheet metal without straining your hands with traditional cutters. A swiveling head lets you cut curve that give a smooth clean appearance.
  • 360° swiveling head for cutting control and convenience
  • Variable speed (0-2500) SPM for versatility in cutting a variety of materials
  • 3 blade cutting system reduces metal deformation
  • Cutting radius of 5-1/2 in. and larger
  • Lock-on switch for extended use
  • Built-in belt clip
  • Includes: hex-key for easy blade replacement
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)11.50 inProduct Height (in.)9.25 in
Product Width (in.)2.75 in

Details

Amperage (amps)4 AColor FamilyGray
ConditionNewCord Length (ft.)6
Corded Tool TypeNibblers/ShearsCordless/CordedCorded
Cutting speed (ft./min.)2500Power Tool FeaturesLock On Switch,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)5.4 lbReturnable90-Day
Switch TypeTriggerTools Product TypePower Tool
Variable SpeedYes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCSA Listed,UL ListedManufacturer Warranty2 Year

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worked great for what we used it for.
worked great for what we used it for.
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Cuts through 26 gauge metal roofing panels like butter
As someone who is used to using hand shears for cutting and trimming sheet metal panels for car restoration, I can really recommend getting an electric shear as the difference is night and day in terms of ease of use and effort involved. It is also great value for money, being significantly less expensive than electric shears from other manufacturers, so this purchase can be justified for occasional use with its lower value-for-money price. Having recently replaced a metal roof on the garage/workshop, I tried the shear on a 26 gauge steel eave panel and was impressed with the ease with which I was able to feed the shear through the panel to cut it (compared to several thin 7 1/4" circular saw cut off blades that I'd used on the roofing job). There was no hesitation from the shear in cutting through the panel, including over a formed edge. The eave panel is also formed in a 45 degree angle with a drip edge and the shear cut through this without distorting the angle of the panel. Since I was making the cut 'freehand', the angle was slightly off square and I had no problem trimming a thin 1/16-1/8th wide strip off one end of the metal panel to re-square the cut. I also decided to see how effective it is at 'curved' cuts and found it easy to rotate the shear while cutting to get a gentle curve. According to the instructions, the shear can cut a radius of 5 1/2" or larger. The head on the shear also rotates to allow it to be used at an angle, and a hex key is supplied to loosen the bolts to change the head angle. The same hex key can be used to dismantle the cutting head for cleaning/oiling/sharpening or to replace the blades however I wasn't able to find any replacement blades on the manufacturers website. According to the manufacturer, the shear can cut the following thicknesses of metal plate: Steel - 18 gauge Stainless Steel - 20 gauge Aluminum - 14 gauge At just under 5lbs in weight it isn't tiring or unwieldy to use and the shear comes with a 2 year warranty from the manufacturer.
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6 found this review helpful
Heavy Duty Power Cutter
I hate tin snips. They are inexpensive and usually do the job, but then you have to pound out and straighten the edges as they tend to curl the material. With three cutting surfaces on this power shear, this 4.9 pound power tool keeps the cuts consistent. But if the material is thin, it may take a long time to get through. For instance, I had a roll of .0092 inch aluminum flashing that I wanted to try this out on, as I used it a lot around the house for repairs and making inexpensive metal forms for trying out a design before making it out of heavier materials. At almost 5 pounds, this tool is heavy and the instructions suggest you use 2 hands and clamp your work. I agree, the weight of this tool does need two hands, and if you don't clamp your work piece down, you cannot get the needed pressure on the work piece to move the cutter forward. Simply cutting about a foot long straight line took about 5 minutes. Practice may reduce the time, but he tool simply must be intended for thicker materials. I have included pictures of the cut. Remember, it carves out a strip of material as there are 3 cutting surfaces. If you want to use the swivel head, you must loosen the 3 Allen screws and then re-tighten at the angle you want the cutting head. An on-board storage area for the Allen key would be a benefit. Overall, a heavy duty tool, but probably too heavy for what I was using it for.
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Big labor saver
We build most of our own farm buildings and EVERY one of them is roofed and sided with metal. It has taken us a lot of years of cutting everything by hand, and now we finally own this electric shear. It came ready to use right out of the box. It's a simple design - remove three hex screws and the whole head will swivel. Since we didn't have any idea what we were doing, there was a little trial and error. However, when we figured it all out, we wish we had bought this years ago. It cuts like a dream on flat metal and can be coaxed over the ribs in delta rib sheeting. The edge is relatively smooth although gloves are a good idea. It can even cut a pattern out with precision.
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Shear Delight
This sheet metal shear (made in China), with variable speed and rotating head, will adequately perform when cutting sheet stock. The three blade configuration of the cutting head minimizes distortion of the cut edges,eliminating the need for "flattening" the work piece to provide a proper sealing surface for duct patches (which is what I tried this tool out on). While the work is left with little distortion (as compared to using hand shears), the kerf is fairly wide and, if cutting out a number of narrow pieces, the amount of material waste may be significant. A hex key is supplied for both adjusting the orientation of the nose piece and for replacement of cutting blades, and an integral belt clip is molded into the tool housing (though I would hesitate having the cutting blades that close to my body). While the nose piece can be rotated to obtain the best orientation of the cutting blades, the hex key is shipped loose, with no place to retain it on the tool, for ready access. After loosening the hardware with the hex key, rotating the nose piece by hand was extremely difficult, though after applying a thin coat of petroleum jelly to the mating surfaces (which were lacking any lubrication) rotation of the nose piece was accomplished with less effort. A plastic "guard" was supplied, protecting the blades. I assume this is primarily for shipping, as it comes off easily and will likely be lost the first time the tool is used. The O&M manual does not specify a torque value for the screws, though cautions against over or under tightening (these are the same screws which secure the blade assembly and excessive tightening will cause binding). The instructions indicate that lubrication (oil on the bearing and grease on the bearing ring) will be required every 2 to 6 months (depending upon use). The three patches I cut with the tool were fairly small and there was no indication of overheating of the tool, however, there was a significant amount of molding flash in the ventilation openings of the tool, which could restrict air flow and cause overheating if used for extended periods of time. The molding flash and the lack of lubrication on the rotating nose piece are quality issues and are, hopefully, not indicative of poor QC at the factory. In summary, an adequate tool for its intended use, if QC was a little better, if a retaining clip was provided for the hex key and if the means of adjusting the nose piece did not require loosening the blade retaining hardware, it would have earned an additional star.
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Cuts sheet metal like butter
This shear has a ‘triple’ blade that actually makes two cuts. This has the effect of creating a smooth edge without any bending on either side of the cut because all the bending goes into the ¼” strip of material that is removed. The tool is fully assembled and the supplied Allen wrench is only if you want to change the way the head points. The head is already in the convenient position - of cutting straight ahead. There is a button that will allow you to lock the machine into the ON position. Great for long cuts. There is a belt clip on the top. Cutting capacities: Aluminium - 14ga Steel - 18ga Stainless steel - 20ga The tool is easy to use and sailed through the sheet metal I needed to cut. The cut edge was smooth and flat. Made in China, 2 year warranty.
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Best Value for Homeowner Metal Shears
This Metal Shear has a variable speed / locking trigger, belt clip, swivel head (but its not quick release). It's a bit heavier than I expected however it works great and is relatively powerful for a 4amp tool. I've used this to cut through steel nailing plates which it went through with ease. It's rated to cut through up to 14 gauge aluminum, 18 gauge steel and 20 gauge stainless steel according to the capacity claims. The blades are easily removed with the supplied tool and the replacement set is available through Home Depot for a nominal cost. This is a great value for a homeowner who needs metal shears and it comes with a two year warranty. These are not for commercial use and the warranty does not apply to Commercial or Industrial use!
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Perfect for straight cuts
The first thing I noticed when this arrived was that it's much beefier than it appears in the images. At 4.9 lbs. it feels very sturdy. Major features include a variable trigger speed, trigger lock, belt clip and a 360 degree swiveling head that requires the included Allen key to adjust. The cutting capacity is advertised as 14 gauge for aluminum, 18 gauge for steel and 20 gauge for stainless steel. The cuts pictured below were done on scrap 20 gauge steel. The machine went through the metal like a hot knife through butter. I also did some cuts in 18 gauge aluminum with the same results. All the cuts were clean and didn't leave any jagged edges. The specs state the minimum diameter for curved cuts is 5-1/2". I had a hard time trying to do any type of curved cut, the head wants to go straight. Only after a lot of wiggling and jiggling was I able to cut a curve. Although I've owned this only a short time I'm pleased with the performance of this tool and will use it for all my straight cutting needs and very mild curves. Time will tell how well this inexpensive asian import holds up over the long run. Genesis warranty's this shear to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 2 years after date of purchase. This limited warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or damage from neglect or accident. The original purchaser is covered by this warranty and it is not transferable.
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when a customer order something new they expect to receive something new not something used or display
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