Stuff We Love: Milwaukee M18 Cordless Double Cut Shear

Cut through metal faster and easier with this cordless tool from Milwaukee Tool.

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Many of the tools we use for fabricating sheet metal are manually operated. Cordless tools are now replacing some of those old-school hand tools. Here is the first of three new-school tools  that will make the task of snipping and slicing through metal much easier and much more efficient.

Check out more on these latest Milwaukee tools below. Also, be sure to check out our reviews of more Milwaukee metal cutting tools. If you like what you see here, you’re going to want the complete set:

  • Milwaukee M12 Rivet Tool 
  • Milwaukee Shockwave Step Bit

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Milwaukee M18 Cordless 18-Gauge Double Cut Shear 

Milwaukee came out with the first rendition of these shears a few years back but has now re-designed them to be more ergonomic. The new tool body has an inline wrist design that offers better control and comfort for single-handed operation. Other features include:

  • A 360-degree tool-free rotating head;
  • Variable speed trigger;
  • Up to 2,500 SPM;
  • Cuts 18-gauge steel and 20-gauge stainless steel;
  • A belt clip.

The rotating head is a great feature; it lets you make cuts in awkward positions or tight spaces without wrestling the tool into place. If you’re snipping sheet metal all day, these shears will get through far more work in less time and are much easier on the hands than manual shears. This tool is definitely a worthy investment for any HVAC or other custom metal fabricating contractor.

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