The KD-442 variable-speed shear easily cuts through 16-gauge C.R. mild steel and stainless to 18-gauge. The steel shear head has close-cutting, heavy duty blades that quickly cut through sheet metal, spiral pipe, metal doors and metal studs. Double-cutting action provides maximum sheet usage without burring or buckling the material. At less than 5 pounds, this KETT shear is both portable for location usage and durable for daily shop operations.