Use these cordless shears when portability and freedom of movement are important. These battery-powered tools do not require access to an AC power source, and they don't have cords to tangle or trip over. Battery chemistry, voltage (power), capacity (amp hours), and recharge time impact the run time and down time for the tool. Battery-operated tools can often share batteries with tools of the same brand and voltage.
Cut straight lines and large-radius curves using these cordless double-cut shears, sometimes called slitting or slotting shears. They remove a strip of material from the workpiece and leave a clean cut without distorting the material. Their swiveling head lets them maneuver more easily in confined areas. These shears are used in a variety of applications, including cutting sheet metal in automotive and HVAC applications.
DeWalt — 18V (XRP Series)
Makita — 18V (LXT Series)
Milwaukee — 18V (M18 Series)
For Tight-Radius Curved Cuts
Sometimes called single-cut shears, these cordless shears use a scissoring motion to cut straight lines and tight curves. They have a swiveling head that lets them maneuver more easily in confined areas.