Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a blade last?

We have a blade with over 4000 cuts on it and it is about due to be sharpened. This will vary depending on the shingle you are cutting. The blade can be touched up with a file or angle grinder while still on the cutter or may be removed and touched up on a bench grinder.

Does it matter if I cut stone side up or stone side down?

Since we recommend that the shear plate (bottom blade) be sharpened once for every two times that the upper curved blade is sharpened, we recommend that shingles be cut stone side up since this puts more of the wear on the upper blade which can be sharpened more frequently.

My buddy has the old 2001 model. Are they still available?

The 2001 model is no longer available; however we do stock replacement parts for the old model.

Are the replacement blades the same for the old model and the new model?

No, the new model has a 20” blade, while the old model has an 18” blade. The easiest way to tell which blade you need is to count the number of screw holes in the blade itself. The old model has 4 screw holes, while the new model has 5 screw holes.