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"Hardibacker cutter," in the Tools, Equipment and Supplies forum, begins: "Has anyone used the Magnum Turbo Shear by Bullet Tools. It attached to a drill. They make some quality tools. ..."

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Old December 21, 2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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Has anyone used the Magnum Turbo Shear by Bullet Tools. It attached to a drill.
They make some quality tools. I don't install much fiber board so I don't really want to spend the $$ on a dedicated shear. I usually use my saw with a fiber board blade. It is dusty as all get out. I'm trying to cut down on the dust.

Here's a link to their site: Bullet Tools: Magnum Pro Grade Tools

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Old December 21, 2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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Can't help ya, Barry. I use a grinder with a 4" masonry blade. The dust, among other things, is one of the reasons I quit using CBU's altogether.

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Old December 21, 2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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No help from me either other than to say that once you guys use a shear for Hardiebacker you'll never go back to using a grinder.

I have had my shear for years and it is well worth the cost ten-fold.

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Old December 21, 2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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I've always wondered how well those things worked.

Bud, when you're cutting a strip, say 2-3" wide, off a sheet, does it curl the strip up or does it cut it clean and leave both pieces intact? That was the only thing I every worried about when I considered buying it. And I'm guessing there's little or no dust?

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Old December 21, 2008, 01:23 PM   #5
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Absolutely no dust, only crumbles. The shear cuts a path about 1/4" wide and turns that cut-away into a curl but doesn't curl the board. You can shave an edge if you want and narrow strips down to about an inch can be cut without damage to the strip.

Mine cuts both 1/2" and 1/4" effortlessly. I've been using it for maybe five or six years without any issues, still going strong.

I know of guys that have broken jaws and broken shear fingers and stripped gears but I'll be damned if I can figure out how they managed to do it. I cut most everything right adjacent to the worksite. The only time I use a grinder is to open a cut for a floor vent.

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Old December 21, 2008, 11:38 PM   #6
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No help from me either other than to say that once you guys use a shear for Hardiebacker you'll never go back to using a grinder.

I have had my shear for years and it is well worth the cost ten-fold.
That's one of those tools you never knew how bad you needed until you got one ...... . I bought mine about 5 years ago to.... great for showers if using 1/2" hardibacker.

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Old December 22, 2008, 11:38 AM   #7
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............I got one 15 yrs. ago, but it is air driven. I aint never seen a drill atachment one like that one......I would show ya a pic of it except fer the fact that all my tools are inside my hangar, and the 27' of snow is froze against the doors................... .so I am doin nothin but marmoleum this week cause that's all I got tools fer.........

Anyhoo, back on topic, mine will cut through the durn stuff so fast, ya better be payin attention to what yer doin..........It don't matter if ya turn the air down er not........

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