I don’t think we’ve discussed Dewalt’s line of cutting shears, but they have a couple of models of 20V Max cordless cutting shears, designed for making clean cuts in different types of sheet metal.
Now, they’ve come out with new shears specially designed for cutting fiber cement boards.
The new Dewalt DCS498 can cut fiber cement boards of up to 5/8″ thick, and Dewalt says that it can do this with little to no dust created during the cutting action.
It also features an LED worklight with 20 second off-delay.
The DCS498 has an on/lock-off control button, a variable speed trigger switch, and on-board hex wrench storage. The hex wrench is used for rotating or changing the cutter blades.
Price: $399 for the kit (DCS498M1), $249 for the bare tool (DCS498B)
The kit comes with a charger, carrying bag, and (1) 4.0Ah battery.