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XC man
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted January 26, 2005 05:27 PM  
Just wondering what brand of electric shears everyone uses to build their panels ?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted January 26, 2005 07:25 PM  
can't go wrong with a Kett..I just "retired" 1 ,(bad cord.I sent it in to get fixed but will use it as a spare.) that my dad bought in 1982 and has seen a lot of use.. Our new one is a variable speed, I think it was around 225$.. you can get one that hooks onto a drill for about 50$. it cuts good but requires an extra set of hands.. one on the drill, one on the cutter to keep it from torquing and the xtra set on the material.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 516
posted January 28, 2005 06:56 AM  
I borrowed a Millwaukee to do my interior and it was a blessing. I will definitly invest in one. I was wondering how the 80$ one from Harbor Frieght works. Anyone use one?

Dirt Freak

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posted January 28, 2005 12:35 PM  
air tool style work as good as electric. the elec is nice if ya arent usin it in the shop. if ya are in the shop mostly go air, live as long and less moving parts, I personally prefer air over elec. in most situations. but I have ran a milwaukie elec, and it was sweet also, just spendy.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 229
posted January 29, 2005 02:32 PM  
DeWalt Double Shears, $200 best set I have ever used. I wore out the milwaukee shears I had, they were so old I could not get parts for them, the dewalt salesman gauranteed me the same life from the dewalt as the milwaukee, either set are great, but I noticed the Dewalt set cuts a tighter circle than the Milwaukees.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted January 29, 2005 03:56 PM  
Have owned the 3 finger KETT for about 15 years. We are in the air conditioning business. Still works great. I have only replaced the cord once( dry rot). Rub the dirt off of them and shoot with wd-40 about once a month. BIGG C

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted January 31, 2005 05:52 AM  
I know I am going to get flat beat over this but here goes.I used the one from harbor frieght the cheap one for 29.99 on sale.Kinda bulky but cuts good with out the "roll up"it just cuts. dont beat me to hard over this

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posted February 23, 2005 04:23 PM  
i just got the harbor one, i am happy with it sofar just playing with some old pieces of aluminum to see how it cuts.
will find out soon how it does making the whole body.
so far well worth the money.

Rat Trap
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 129
posted March 07, 2005 09:09 PM  
we bought that cheap harbor one. Did our entire car using it. We did find that if we sprayed a line of WD-40 where we were cutting it helped out a ton. Little messy, but worked great.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 366
posted March 09, 2005 12:43 PM  
We had a REAL old KETT as well (probably 15yrs old), finally had to retire it last year...just plain wore out. I found a new Milwaukee on E-Bay & it's better than anything I've ever used prior except for maybe a friends Dewalt which was alittle lighter.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted April 02, 2005 06:22 PM  
Have had my kett for 30 years, still work great.
had to replace blades once,not bad

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