PacTool Snapper Shear Pro
PacTool Snapper Shear Pro Fiber Cement Board Cutting Shear SS724 Review
PacTool SS724 Snapper Shear Pro Fiber Cement Cutting Shear
Model number: S724
Power source: Chuck into drill
Motor size: none
Weight: 2.65 lbs
While cement backer board excels in performance it’s difficult to score and cut and creates airborne silica dust when cutting with power tools.
We recently started using the PacTool Snapper Shear Pro to cut our backer board.
The PacTool’s head can rotate 360 degrees and easily makes straight right-angle and curve cuts. It will cut circles in the backer board as small as 3-inch diameter holes for toilet flanges, and can also make 90° corner cuts in situations like HVAC vent cut-outs.
The PacTool Snapper Shear Pro is an accessory and will chuck into any drill.
- Cut ¼”- ½” HardieBacker® fiber-cement backer board indoors with less mess
- Cut straight, curved, circle and 90° corner cuts, as small as a 3” diameter
- Chucks into a drill
- Replaceable steel blades
- Adjustable left or right handle
Using The PacTool Shear
The PacTool Shear Pro cuts the fiber cement board with a shearing action that does not produce airborne dust. This allows us to cut and install in place, versus going outside to make cuts, saving time on the installation. It also reduces the possibility of us damaging the wall or trim as we carry backer board in and out of the house to cut it.
When cutting holes, you first have to cut a pilot hole, to do this we used a 1″ bit and then used the shear head for the circle cut. The spade bit is the only part of the process that produces dust.
The PacTool’s handle can be installed and positioned for left or right-handed users. The shear blades are also replaceable.
The ability to make dustless cuts is awesome, it well worth the small price of this tool. The PacTool Snapper Shear Pro is available now on amazon.com for approximately $89.00
We were impressed with the PacTool Cordless Snapper Shear Pro. It’s faster cutting and easier to use than the other, older cement board cutting methods we’ve used. Time is money – and this tool saves time! It’s definitely found a home in our tool trailer.
PacTool Snapper Shear Pro Video Review
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