Are the cheap air sheers any good?

  1. julianf

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  2. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    I bought some Lidl/Aldi ones & they cut 1mm steel with ease, 1.5mm seems to give it no problems. I don't know how long they would last used Professionally, but for the money really good. They cut nice & straight, making about an 1/8" curl out of the centre which you need to bend out of the way sometimes. Hope that helps.
     
  3. pressbrake1

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    The real question should be are overpriced re badged chinesium shears better than cheap ones, you know what I’m talking about mac tools :rolleyes:
     
  4. bigegg

    bigegg I drink and I know things. Its what I do.

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  5. slim_boy_fat

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    Aye, just take up more space though.
     
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    Space is a limit here. Plus an air powered tool *should* be real quick.

    (until i only have half a finger left to operate it with!)
     
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    I bought one from Lidl it lunched the moving blade on the first bit of 1mm zintec I showed it to, it snapped like glass and flew off to a dark corner of the garage never to be seen again. I took it back and exchanged it for another which I immediately tested it was great and has continued to work just as well.
    My advise would be buy one from somewhere that you can easily take it back to or at least is in this country to arrange a return / refund, you don't want to be posting it back to China.
     
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    Has it got one of those notches in the blade to cut rod, I expect it could cope with 6mm studding. :) :scared:
     
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