Skil 3.6V Lithium-Ion Power Cutter
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I have been using boxcutter and shop scissors for a while but it is almost a thing of the past. This Product works very well at cutting some materials.
For some things i prefer my old tools but for others, This is perfect. Don't use it on something too thick. With time you will know on what material the Skil work best.
Great quality price.
Glad i have that.
August 28, 2012
Tends to bind, pricey for what you get
In our city the garbage dept. wonâ€™t let you just fold up a large box and tie it up. You have to cut into pieces that fit inside a puny recycling bin. Otherwise they leave it at the curb. After trying to cut a fridge box into 12x18â€ť pieces with a boxcutter or shop scissors, I was ready to try this tool. It works very well at cutting some materials, but it has a tough time with cardboard. It can easily choke on two layers of cardboard if it's tilted sideways by a bit. When it doesn't cut, often the blade is a fraction of an inch away from what needs cutting, and it's a feed problem. Keeping it straight helps a lot on thick things, and sometimes, angling the front downwards slightly can get it to bite and go smoothly. If you are not feeding it something at maximum thickness, and are keeping it straight, it does a fine job. It just takes some practice to use it the best way.
It will cut cloth, although it leaves a ragged edge, especially thicker cloth like denim. It did a pretty smooth but slow cut on some rubber-backed carpet we use in our mud room. It does a really good job on cutting vinyl flooring tiles and I used it to shape some stick-on tiles in our basement bathroom and it made it much easier than using shop scissors.
As for the safety switch, the tool is designed so that if you grab it with one hand, chances are the switch will be a bit forward of where your thumb is likely to end up. You will be a lot less likely to turn it on by mistake while grabbing it, but the trade off is that the button feels a bit forward of where you might expect it. But it's hardly a chore and stretching your thumb forward a fraction of an inch is all it takes.
The charge lasts around 30 minutes of continuous use.
June 15, 2012