fbpx
May 9, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


PacTool Snapper Shear Pro

PacTool Snapper Shear Pro

Cut Hardie Board With Your Drill and the Snapper Shear Pro

At the 2019 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas we got a sneak peek demo of the PacTool Snapper Shear Pro. This $99 power tool accessory fits onto any cordless drill and lets you easily cut HardieBacker fiber cement boards. You can do straight cuts, curved cuts, or even circles down to 3-inches in diameter. It maneuvers easily, rotating freely on the front of any cordless drill. That gives you the flexibility to move it along almost any path and make cuts without the bulk (or cost) of a full shear. I only wish this tool had been available during our recent siding remodel this Spring!


10-Second Summary

  • Model Number: SS724
  • Cut ¼”- ½” HardieBacker fiber cement backer board indoors with less mess
  • Cut straight, curved, circle and 90° cuts with ease, as small as a 3” diameter
  • Attaches to any drill motor (recommended 18V and above)
  • Durable and replaceable steel blades
  • Adjustable left or right handle
  • MSRP: $89.19

PacTool Snapper Shear Pro

Sell Us on the Snapper Shear Pro, PacTool…

The PacTool Snapper Shear Pro attaches to any cordless drill and gives contractors and remodelers the ability to cut HardieBacker fiber cement backer board with straight, curved, or corner cuts anywhere with less mess. PacTool is known for its innovation in fiber cement installation tools and the Snapper Shear Pro builds on this legacy.

-Greg Bonsib, General Tools VP of Marketing

What’s The Big Deal?

The cool thing about the PacTool Snapper Shear Pro is that you can forget about the tired, old “score and snap” method of cutting Hardieboard. Instead, you just slap the Snapper Shear Pro onto any 18V drill and let it do the hard work for you. Aside from this method being much faster, it also produces less mess and less airborne silica dust.


PacTool Snapper Shear Pro

The PacTool Snapper Shear Pro has a unique cutting shear that allows it to cut both straight lines as well as circles and curves as small as a 3″ diameter. 90° cuts are entirely possible as well, making it ideal for cutting around toilet flanges, hardware, outlets, corners, and in kitchen and bathroom installations and remodels.

The swivel gives it an ergonomic advantage over traditional snapper shears which don’t rotate. With a traditional tool, you have to move the entire device to make a curve. The Snapper Shear Pro simply lets you “steer” the accessory from the front of any cordless drill. While a great tool for bathrooms and other Hardiboard applications, it also makes a great siding tool for cutouts and corners.

Regarding durability and warranty, Pactool is a subsidiary of General Tools and Instruments Company LLC., so you find a bit of history behind the brand. The Snapper Shear Pro carries a 1-year limited warranty.

The PacTool Snapper Shear Pro retails for $89.19, and it’s available from both Amazon.com and Home Depot.

Related articles

Skateplate Circular Saw Guide Review

We see a lot of accessories for power tools and circular saws are a popular target. Some are hits, others are misses. So where does the Skateplate circular saw guide fit in the conversation? We got our hands on the sidewinder version to see how it might change out cutting experience. Pros Fits most any […]

Milwaukee Lineman’s Fiberglass Drill Bits

Milwaukee Shockwave Bits Deliver Quick, Efficient Fiberglass and Composite Pole Drilling Milwaukee Tool just released info on some new Shockwave Lineman’s Fiberglass Drill Bits, engineered to deliver clean, straight holes through both composite and fiberglass utility poles and cross-arms. The 7/16” hex shank fits perfectly with the M18 Fuel Hex Utility High Torque Impact Wrench. […]

Ironclad Work Gloves Review

If you work with your hands, you know you need to take care of them.  Why not protect them and make your job easier? Ironclad Work Gloves come designed specifically for the tasks you do. We took a close look at four of their most popular models. Ironclad HUG Heavy Utility Work Gloves The first of these is […]

How to Replace Wood Window Trim with HardieTrim Boards

When you own a 1920’s bungalow home, you quickly become familiar with renovation. Unfortunately, people don’t always make the right choices. This home already had its exterior renovated using HardiePlank® Lap Siding. They failed, however, to use the same bug- and rot-resistant material for the window trim. Instead, windows were trimmed using pine and then […]

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Matt Herman

Wish I woulda had shears to do the fiber cement siding jobni did last year. Instead it was a “dustless” saw blade wich kicked up alot of dust so “dustless” turned into a huge mess.

1
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x