You can get a clean cut as long as it’s flat material like coil stock but it’s almost impossible to cut something like metal roofing with this tool because the jaws are to small
I am not sure how thick a common street sign is, but it cut single wall stove pipe with no problem
yes sure will
IM sure you will find something else for your use
I don't know but doubt it. I bought mine for kydex and works well with that.
no adjustments needed for different gauges but will not cut below 18 ga.
The thickness and flatness of the metal is key. Mine cuts flat metal easily but balked at the ribs in the metal panels I put on my roof. Any video I've watched of these shears (or others with same style cutting head) only ever show them cutting flat metal. I ended up using a hand tool like this one to cut my roof panels: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Kapro-12-625-in-Straight-Cut-Tin-Snip-1256-41-10/300374645 I sure wouldn't count on any tool with a cutting head like this one to cut across the ribs and channels of hurricane shutters. If you only want to cut in the other direction, parallel to the ribs, this should work fine if your panels aren't more than 18 Gauge. (Yes, Home Depot's listing mentions 14 Gauge sheet metal (and these may cut it) but the tool's own literature says "up to 18 gauge". I think the Home Depot listing has a typo.)
it probably will but not where it is seemed together.
Yes absolutely it would!