Metal Roofing Cutters

Metal Roofing Cutters

Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cutter Makes fast, safe, precise cuts in stone coated steel shingles, shakes and tile style roofing, including DECRA, METRO and GERARD brands, all season long. Compound leverage and a generous handle length reduce user cutting force up to 30% versus other guillotine style cutters that pose a challenge to even the most seasoned pros. The shingle, including lock seam, is cut in one easy, steady motion. The shearing action has a “wiping” effect on the shingle’s zinc coating that seals the cut edge to resist rust. A hardened steel blade and die offer reversible cutting edges for twice the cutting life, prior to sharpening. And the blade and die are also easily replaceable! With the blade lock-pin in place, this portable cutter is safe to transport and sets up virtually anywhere on the job site. The sturdy frame with two different length leg tubes provides the user with two working table height options. A large table surface allows sure-handed control and prevents damage to the work-piece. And the table’s “feed-thru” design also allows long angle cuts for roof hips and valleys. Testimonials: It is the best cutter we have ever used. Many of us in the room having 25 years’ experience or more using stone coated steel cutters. Thank you for sending it to me and the engineering on this cutter is very thought out and the features are awesome. Daniel D. Metro Roofs We used the cutter for 5 months straight and we never had to flip the blade over or sharpen it in that time of steady use. The base does not lift up or move when you lift the handle and the cutter was stable on whatever surface we used it on. The larger face along the cutting blade seems to help keep the shingle parallel with the blade. It cut panels significantly easier than any other cutter we have used. We also did not experience the shingle bending between the blade and the base which frustratingly happens with other cutters. In our 18 years of installing stone coated steel roofing our team agrees that there has not been a cutter that has performed like this one. Next time we need a cutter the Malco Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cutter will be the tool we invest in. Kevin D. Lifetime Shingles, LLC
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Metal Roofing Cutters

You can make a good cutting blade for sheet metal roofing out of a cheap circular saw blade. Go find your old used circular wood cutting blades, without carbide teeth, or buy the cheapest circular saw blade you can buy. There is no point in messing up a good carbide tooth blade. They can be easily re-sharpened. Circular saw blades usually cut about 1/8 inch wide. If you look at them, you will see the teeth are angled outward to make the 1/8 inch cut. But the blade itself is approximately 1/16 inch wide. So take the used or new blade and stick it in a vise. Use an angle (side) grinder to make all the teeth no wider than the rest of the blade. This is easy to do. If you do not have an angle grinder (like one a welder uses) then put the cheap blade in the circular saw and turn it against a grinding stone or grinding wheel. When you are done the teeth are 1/16 wide. All the grinding will be on the sides of the teeth. Do not grind the teeth off of the blade , only the sides of the teeth. When you finish, the blade’s teeth will be thinner, but the ends of the teeth are not shorter. This should take only a couple of minutes. Do not make the blade any thinner except at the teeth. This blade has no need of sharpening. It dulls up as soon as it hits the metal – and cuts fine. Now you can mount the blade in the saw and cut the roofing metal, but you are only removing 1/16 of an inch, a much thinner and easier cut. Metal roofing with ribs cuts easier from the back side(the down side when screwed to the roof). I use pencil lines, pop lines are too fuzzy. You can run this thin blade forwards or backwards, but after it makes a few cuts, the teeth are not sharp and direction makes little difference. This blade will last FOREVER. It will not need ANY sharpening. YOU, however, WILL need earplugs. The easiest place to cut metal roofing is on the grass. The metal sheets slide around too much on a bench or table. Lay a 2×4 on the grass and hang the end of the metal panel over the 2×4. Now your blade is not digging into the turf as you cut. I have cut painted and unpainted Galvalume metal roofing this way. If you get hung up or the blade is pinched by the metal, stop and adjust. The blade needs to keep moving so it does not get hot and mess up the paint on painted galvalume. P.S. You can get clean edges by running a 4 inch angle grinding wheel along the edge where you cut. This should be done RAPIDLY, to just remove the burrs. If you stop moving, the grinder will dig in where you don’t want it to. Don’t push hard on the wheel – just lightly remove the burrs left over from cutting. This makes a nice smooth edge if your cut was straight. I have found very little rust on these smoother cut edges and I live in a wet climate. I think the zinc in the galvalume migrates to the edge somehow.
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Metal Roofing Cutters

Specialized tools for roofing, siding and gutter installation and repair. Roofing tools include tear-offs and power shears for asphalt shingles, and edge rollers and power-assisted shears and hole cutters for metal roofing and building panels. Specialized tools are also available for both vinyl and fiber cement siding, including power-assisted TurboShear drill attachments and air-powered models for cleanly cutting fiber cement. Specialized hand tools and an outlet punch system as well as painted rivets and screws comprise an impressive offering for gutter and downspout.
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Metal Roofing Cutters

Makes fast, safe, precise cuts in stone coated steel shingles, shakes and tile style roofing, including DECRA, METRO and GERARD brands, all season long. Compound leverage and a generous handle length reduce user cutting force up to 30% versus other guillotine style cutters that pose a challenge to even the most seasoned pros. The shingle, including lock seam, is cut in one easy, steady motion. The shearing action has a “wiping” effect on the shingle’s zinc coating that seals the cut edge to resist rust. A hardened steel blade and die offer reversible cutting edges for twice the cutting life, prior to sharpening. And the blade and die are also easily replaceable! With the blade lock-pin in place, this portable cutter is safe to transport and sets up virtually anywhere on the job site. The sturdy frame with two different length leg tubes provides the user with two working table height options. A large table surface allows sure-handed control and prevents damage to the work-piece. And the table’s “feed-thru” design also allows long angle cuts for roof hips and valleys.
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Metal Roofing Cutters

YOU, however, WILL need earplugs. The easiest place to cut metal roofing is on the grass. The metal sheets slide around too much on a bench or table. Lay a 2×4 on the grass and hang the end of the metal panel over the 2×4. Now your blade is not digging into the turf as you cut.
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Metal Roofing Cutters

I used to use a 7 1/4″ metal cutting wheel on a circular saw. Works good, but wheel wears down fairly fast. There are also some good shear attachments that mount on drills. I’d advise you to make the cuts on the end going to the top, not the exposed bottom. Definitely have some spray paint or primer to treat the cut end, because it will rust. If you put the cut ends at the top under your ridge cap, you will be fine. The other alternative is to buy your panels cut to length before they land on the job. Several manufactures cut to order such as Everlast Metal Roofing.
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Metal Roofing Cutters

Ice Dam Cutters are made from high grade aluminum and patented self-regulating heating elements. The heating element turns on automatically at 35 degrees Fahrenheit and turns off when the temperature reaches 45 degrees. The heating element runs in your gutter, eliminating the need for a separate gutter cable. Unlike most ice melt systems that are very costly to operate, the Heated Shingle Ice Dam Cutter element is designed to regulate its heat output to maximize melting yet conserve on your energy bills.
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Metal Roofing Cutters

Fortunately, Michigan homeowners have a simple solution. By installing a Heated Shingle Ice Dam Cutter this fall, you will have the peace of mind all winter.  Ice Dam Cutters melt vertical channels through the snow and ice that builds up along the eave edges of the roof. This results in the water drains efficiently. Ice dams are prevented before they form.