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Customer Reviews for Northern Industrial 3/8in. Straight Metal Shear

Northern Industrial 3/8in. Straight Metal Shear

Item# 1577951
This straight metal shear is designed for trimming, outlining and shearing sheet metal. Lightweight, durable composite housing. Min. Hose Size in. 3/8, Variable Speed Yes, Case Included No, Air Consumption CFM 3, Air Inlet Size in. NPT 1/4, Cuts Per Minute CPM 2,600, Cutting Capacity Steel gauge 20. Composite housing
Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
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Rating Summary (5 reviews)
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5 of 5(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Northern Industrial 3/8in. Straight Metal Shear
Review 1 for Northern Industrial 3/8in. Straight Metal Shear
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Home use

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October 9, 2012
By okkid
from Woodward,Ok
"This was the first time I used a product like this and I was very pleased with the ease and quickness that it cut metal. Also it was very easy to control for what ever cut I wanted to make."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for Northern Industrial 3/8in. Straight Metal Shear
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Straight Metal Shear

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January 9, 2012
By Lemm
from Iowa farmer/retired engineer
"This was the first shear I have ever owned. I bought this tool for trimming the metal cover of an electrical panel that I was setting up to be hidden behind an Oak cabinet front. The thickness of the steel cover was right at the advertised limit for the shear, but to my surprise it went through it with no hesitation. It was easy to learn how to run the shear, and my small compressor handled it without any problem."
Describe Yourself: Professional
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for Northern Industrial 3/8in. Straight Metal Shear
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

great addition

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March 22, 2011
By KAC7
from Albuquerque, NM
"These shears were a great addtion to our Metal Sculpting arsenal. Students are able to handle them easily. They cut as well or better than my high priced electric shears. The design keeps the hose out of the cut, which is always a problem with my electric shears. My students prefer these for long and fairly accurate cuts over the plasma cutter. I like the fact that I can use them to make cuts is various thicknesses up to 16 ga. steel and 14 ga. aluminum, on sheets that won't fit into my step shear. The only down side is as with any pneumatic tool sometimes you have to wait for the compressor to catch up!"
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+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for Northern Industrial 3/8in. Straight Metal Shear
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

works great

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November 17, 2010
By catdaddy44
from Senoia GA
"I have used several cutters in the past this one is the best cutting and most consistent one and lasts for a long time."
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+1point
2out of 3found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for Northern Industrial 3/8in. Straight Metal Shear
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Work like a charm

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July 9, 2007
By Retrorambler
from Durango, Colorado
"These shears work great even off of a small pancake compressor. These cut curves fairly well and the speed adjustment is easy to make the smallest of speed changes."
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+2points
4out of 6found this review helpful.
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