W.H. Demmons, a long-time K.L. Jack customer specializing in HVAC, Geothermal Energy Systems and Roofing and Sheetmetal fabrication services, was surprised to find that a tool as compact and inexpensive as the new DeWalt 18 Gauge Cordless Shear Attachment was the answer to so many of their field installation challenges. Depending on the application the W.H. Demmons team has relied upon traditional hand operated tin snips and other common methods for cutting materials used for their various installations, primarily while on the jobsite. None of these tools were always the best solution but there were no real alternatives to take advantage of. Before getting the DeWalt shears, they often had to field cut materials by hand, which was both tiring and time consuming. In some instances they were forced to roll up the material, and then saw through it all at once. Now, with the shears, they can cut exact sizes and shapes whenever they need it.
Since getting the Dewalt shears, their labor time for cutting and trimming has been greatly reduced and the physical effort involved is now pretty much confined to pulling a trigger and guiding the tool. For anyone who has extensive experience using manual tin snips to cut and trim sheet metal and other products the experience of being able to quickly and accurately cut in a fraction of the time without fatigue or discomfort can be a game changer and makes the DeWalt Shears a “must have” addition to their tool collection. What makes this tool so easy to use are its amazing features. It’s unique 360° swivel head allows the workers at W.H. Demmons to cut at right, left, or odd angles and in small spaces, all while maintaining precision and durability. Even the fact that the shears are a tool attachment makes them special, you simply attach them to virtually any common 18 or 20 volt impact drill/driver, and you’re ready to cut.
Casey, a lead installer with W.H. Demmons, has been using the shears often for metal work and roofing jobs, among other things. Though Casey was intrigued by the low price of the shears, he was skeptical that they would work as advertised for his needs. Only a minutes of use on the jobsite and he was a believer and can’t imagine working without them now. While using the shears on the job, Casey explains, “For me, and what I need [the shears] for, they do the job perfectly.” Needless to say, the DeWalt shears make working easier by saving time, energy, and money.
The 18 Gauge Cordless Shear Attachment (DWASHRIR) is like nothing else on the market, they can cut through material like sheet metal, duct, asphalt shingles, steel mesh and wire, vinyl siding, plastics, cardboard, and rubber. The Shear Attachment is so easy to use, simply clip it into your 18 or 20 volt impact driver or drill, and you’re ready to go. The shears also feature a 360° swivel head, to allow for easier straight and angled cutting. When used correctly, the swivel head can be locked into place to allow for confident, precise cutting. Another noted feature is the blade adjustment screw which allows for blade width adjustment to properly cut various material thicknesses with even more ease and precision. The DeWalt Shear Attachment is a revolutionary new tool. Any contractor who regularly cuts light gauge metals and other materials will find it to be an invaluable addition to their tool kit.