If you only have a one-off project to deal with or want once-in-a-while convenience, you might be interested in a compact solution like the DeWalt DWASHRIR . This attachment uses a 1/4-inch hex shank to hook up to your power drill or impact driver.
Designed for use with fiber cement board up to 5/16-inch thick, the PacTool SS404 has reversible blades that’ll last through 20 houses worth of siding jobs, which means you’ll save some money over the long run on replacement and repair costs, too.
Malco TSS1A Turboshear
The Malco TSS1A Turboshear is a high-speed pneumatic unit that’s ideal for cutting virtually any type of asphalt shingles. The clearance between its jaws is adjustable, allowing it to achieve a reliable cut for materials of varying thicknesses.
The well-balanced design of the Milwaukee 6852-20 allows for steady handling and precise control, which comes in handy when you’re taking on highly detailed jobs. It accelerates smoothly, with a swiveling head that simplifies working in tight spaces.
Part of the company’s ONE+ line of 18-volt cordless gear, the Ryobi P591 is an affordable choice that’s sold as a bare tool, and is suitable for taking on a variety of materials, including vinyl siding, asphalt shingles and chicken wire.
A consistent performer with a variety of speeds, the DeWalt DCS491B can handle corrugated metal roof panels as effectively as it does sheet metal. For a battery-powered unit, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the torque it provides.
The Makita JS8000 is built for use on fiber cement, with a 6.5-amp motor that can generate 2,500 strokes per minute. Its single-piece cutting head is crafted from resilient aluminum for durability, and it features solid steel blades.
At its top speed of 4,000 strokes per minute, cutting through thick metal with the Makita JS1602 will feel nearly as effortless as slicing up a warm apple pie on Thanksgiving. It can even handle curves effectively, making it as versatile as it is powerful.
Rated to cut 14-gauge aluminum, 16-gauge mild steel and 20-gauge stainless steel, the Bosch 1500C is a well-engineered tool, built to satisfy contractors’ demanding standards. It features a steel deflector to protect its operator’s hands from sharp edges and flying debris.
Metabo HPT CN16SA Nibbler
The Metabo HPT CN16SA Nibbler is a rugged corded tool that can cut through 15-gauge mild steel at a rate of 5.7 feet per minute. Its sliding power switch locks on, to save your hands from cramping, but snaps back to the off position with a tap, to help keep you safe.