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Model #3650

4 Amp 18-Gauge Variable Speed Swivel Head Electric Metal Shear

  • Pressure sensitive trigger allows variable speed strokes
  • Lightweight design minimizes fatigue during operation
  • Compact build enables ease of handling and storage
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Product Overview

Glide through 20-Gauge stainless steel or 18-Gauge sheet metal with the WEN Variable Speed Electric Metal Shear. The lightweight 4.7 lbs. design limits fatigue during operation while the powerful 4 Amp motor makes easy work out of a variety of metals. The pressure sensitive switch adjusts the speeds of the cut anywhere from 0 to 2500 strokes per minute depending on the force applied. The pivoting head rotates a full 360-degree to allow for cutting at any angle or direction without having to have an awkward or uncomfortable hold on the shear’s handle. And, because it’s a WEN Product, your purchase comes backed by a 2-year warranty, a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and a friendly customer phone line all to make sure you remember WEN.
  • Pressure sensitive trigger cuts anywhere from 0 to 2500 strokes per minute
  • Attack up to 20-Gauge stainless steel and 18-Gauge sheet metal
  • Lightweight design limits fatigue during operation
  • Utilizes a powerful 4 Amp motor, curling the metal as it cuts
  • Swiveling head rotates a full 360-degree to meet the needs of any project
  • Compact build makes for easy storage between jobs
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty



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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3
Product Height (in.)
8
Product Width (in.)
11

Details

Amperage (amps)
4 A
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Nibblers/Shears
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Cutting speed (ft./min.)
2500
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
4.7
Returnable
180-Day
Switch Type
Trigger Switch
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 2-Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

29Questions24Answers

I need to cut 25 ft pieces of rolled aluminum flashing length-wise in a very straight line for go...

Asked by SCaldwell January 2, 2021
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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

can this cut the thickness of an average street sign

Asked by tony June 20, 2020
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I am not sure how thick a common street sign is, but it cut single wall stove pipe with no problem

Can this cut 19 gauge gopher fencing wire?

Asked by HandyAndy May 20, 2020
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Answers

No fencing

will this cut .012" aluminum flashing

Asked by littleprinter April 28, 2020
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yes sure will

Is the power cord grounded with the 3rd prong

Asked by Zach April 9, 2020
3
Answers

IM sure you will find something else for your use

can I use this tool to cut FRP material.

Asked by charlie February 18, 2020
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I don't know but doubt it. I bought mine for kydex and works well with that.

How mw manage cutting clearence for different thicknesses from 28 gauge to 14 gauge

Asked by Ashfaq October 27, 2019
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no adjustments needed for different gauges but will not cut below 18 ga.

Will this tool cut metal hurricane shutters?

Asked by JoseF September 6, 2019
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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.)

Will these shears cut 4" round ductwork that is already assembled?

Asked by eewoz March 24, 2019
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it probably will but not where it is seemed together.

Would this cut cds and dvds?

Asked by RB March 16, 2019
1
Answer

Yes absolutely it would!

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Customer Reviews

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  • 85% recommend this product
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Smooth and easy cutting
The WEN 4 Amp 18-Gauge Variable Speed Swivel Head Electric Metal Shear is a pleasure to use. My test was on some thin gauge metal. I was surprised how quickly the WEN cut through the metal with little pressure applied to the tool. The tool weighs in at 4.7 pounds but really doesn’t feel heavy in the hand. The 4 Amp motor lets it cut up to 18 gauge steel. Cuts are about 7/16 of an inch wide and curl up in front of the tool as you cut. Speed of cutting is variable based on trigger pressure. One nice feature is the ability to rotate the cutting head 360 degrees on the motor. This allows you to cut comfortably on near any surface. To change the cutting head location you loosen three screws with the included hex wrench, adjust to desired location and tighten the screws.
by RJJ21
4 people found this helpful
Wen Metal Shear – A Pleasure to Use
All my life I have cut sheet metal manually with either nibbler shears or tin snips and it is hard work! It can get quite complicated too when cutting in the middle of a large sheet or a confined area. The Wen metal shear is a great addition to my tool set because it makes cutting so easy and, dare I say it … pleasurable! The tool is like a regular corded electric drill but with a cutting head instead. That makes it familiar to operate and comfortable to hold. Trigger pressure regulates the cutting head speed and, there is a trigger lock so the operator does not need to keep pressure on the trigger for long cuts. Cutting straight through sheet metal is a doddle. A space large enough to get the shear in contact with the metal is required and the 1 3/4” pre-drilled hole in my test piece was ample – see video. The cutter takes out a piece of material approximately 7/32” wide and curls it nicely out of the way. In addition to a straight cut I also cut a gentle curve – see the video here https://youtu.be/wfZLlSibqno. The cutter has ample power and will cut up to 18 gauge sheet metal and 20 gauge stainless steel. With practice I imagine that quite complex shapes can be cut and success will come through patience and not forcing the blade because that is often how they break. Replacement blades are available and can be fitted by a careful operator. The shear head can be turned through 360 degrees and this added flexibility might make the difference between achieving the cut in awkward places or not. Swiveling the head is simply a matter of loosening three hex screws (hex key supplied), turning the head and tightening the screws. The slim manual provides a lot of information and there is an exploded view providing details of all replacement parts as well as advice on changing motor brushes and bearings. So many items purchased these days are not meant to be repaired and some manufacturers make repairing their products impossible. So, it is refreshing to see a manufacturer who is forward thinking and environmentally aware. The tool comes with a two year warranty. When I un-boxed the tool I discovered that the plastic blade cover was broken. I contacted Wen customer service as much to advise that their packaging may need to be reviewed as obtain a replacement cover. However, they were very much on the ball and offered to send a replacement blade cover. Later that same day I received email confirmation that the cover had been dispatched. Great customer service.
by RIC
4 people found this helpful
The jaws are to small. Better off with smips...
The jaws are to small. Better off with smips
by LANCE
Cheap but it does the job...
Cheap but it does the job
by HomeDepotCustomer
I said yes to recommending it but just be aware of a couple of things.You have to angle the tool ...
I said yes to recommending it but just be aware of a couple of things.You have to angle the tool just right to get it to cut. Once angled right, it does cut well. The only other thing is controlling the cut and cutting in a straight line is a bit difficult. That may not be unique to this tool. It most likely is common to this type of tool, just so you know.
by macgvr
2 people found this helpful
Great product, real good price and works better than expected....
Great product, real good price and works better than expected.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
Very nice tool, my Boyfriend Loves it. It has worked...
Very nice tool, my Boyfriend Loves it. It has worked very well for him.
by PATRICIA
1 person found this helpful
Good product and light weight
Good product and light weight
by Handyman2020
1 person found this helpful
Worked well, would recommend.
Worked well, would recommend.
by Kent
1 person found this helpful
Pro: It cuts well. There is a learning curve find the right position to cut without jamming. Co...
Pro: It cuts well. There is a learning curve find the right position to cut without jamming. Con: hard to cut small radius features.
by mar
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