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Old 04-20-2010, 08:21 PM
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B/N HF sheet metal shear broke after 6" cut

I picked up an HF electric sheet metal shear ( the kind that cuts out the center strip ) which was $44.95. got it home and tried it out trimming some of the excess sheetmetal on my rat rod project which is all 18ga.. got thru 6" on 1 cut and it was working flawless, then 1 of the jaws busted clean off ... I guess this is why the DeWalt is $189

I'll take it back when I have a chance and try 1 more but if that breaks, I guess I gotta just save up for the real deal

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The HF stuff is so inconsistent that way..i went through several small grinders and now have one that works..sorry..

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yea.. I took it back and got another. havn't tried it yet, but also spent $10 on the 2 yr warranty.. so I'll be able to get them until I get a working 1.. not like the store is that far away
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hf stuff

to make it last don't rely on their claims. I used mine for 22 ga steel and 18 ga alum and the tin siding on my shop. I was helping my son and trimming up some steel shelves and didn't see the tab on the back side. and broke my made in the usa model, the repair part costs 2 times as much as the HF tool.
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