Cordless Offset Shear eliminates production of waste ribbon.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for cutting up to 20 ga spiral duct and uneven, non-flat sheet metal, DC495KA is powered via XRP(TM) extended run-time 18 V battery and features head that rotates 360° for access in tight areas. Design separates material without creating waste ribbon and lets users turn tool to make radius cuts as small as 1 in. dia. Speed can be varied from 0-2,300 SPM, and ergonomic design features anti-slip grip. Tool weighs 6.1 lb and has 18 ga capacity in steel.

Original Press Release:

Dewalt® Introduces Cordless Offset Shear

April 2007 - DeWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, introduces the industry's first cordless offset shear, the 18V offset 18ga offset shear. (DC495KA). The DC495KA is the only cordless shear on the market that eliminates "waste ribbon" and provides users with the ability to easily turn the tool and make radius cuts. The offset shear is ideal for cutting spiral duct and uneven, non-flat sheet metal. Designed for use at plant maintenance, transportation, HVAC, manufacturing and general fabrication shops, the DC495KA offers end users increased levels of versatility and durability.

The DC495KA features an innovative shear head design that provides users with increased versatility. Users can turn the shears to make radius cuts as small as 1" in diameter, cut through 20 gauge spiral seam and uneven, non-flat materials. Additionally, the new shear head design separates materials without creating the "waste ribbon" that commonly occurs when cutting with traditional double-cutter shears. For additional versatility, the head rotates 360 degrees allowing users to access tight spaces.

Variable speed of 0-2,300 SPM provides users with superior control, and an ergonomic design with an anti-slip comfort grip promotes user comfort.

Equipped with the DeWALT XRP(TM) Extended Run-Time 18V Battery, the DC495KA has superior run-time and life. Additionally, the heavy-duty 18 gauge 18V cordless offset shear kit includes two 18V XRP batteries, a one hour charger, blade wrench and heavy-duty tool kit.

About DeWALT (

DeWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories, security products and more. DeWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized service locations, DeWALT has one of the most extensive repair networks in North America.

Specifications: DC495KA Heavy-Duty 18V Cordless 18 gauge Offset Shear Kit



0-2,300 spm

Minimum Cutting Radius

Capacity in Steel
18 Gauge (20 ga spiral duct and flat stainless)

Tool Weight
6.1 lbs

(2) 18V XRP batteries, one hour charger, blade wrench and heavy duty kit box


3 year limited warranty/1 year free service/90 day money back guarantee
Two year free service on battery packs

Erin Bradin
Tel: (410) 367-2700 ext. 18
Fax: (410) 367-2400

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