We sell slate cutters, which are used for cutting roofing slate and other shingles, including asbestos shingles. Several of our cutter's detailed descriptions include video demonstrations.

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    Finally a slate cutter that will cut both concave and convex curves (remove the side supports first) and can be used standing up, without a base. This is a great all-around slate cutter based on an improved version of the old classic Pearson design. Overall length is 25 inches. Cutting blade length is 4 inches.

    Features: flared base, improved durability, new punch location, ability to tuck flared base in tool belt allows for extra versatility (such as standing while cutting) when cutting on the roof. The tough, heat treated blade is removable and can be replaced, as can the punch. Curved blade gives excellent "bite" on the toughest slate varieties up to 3/8 inch thick. Good for cutting smaller pieces to be fitted around chimneys or valleys.

    Two pieces of angle iron (included) can be attached to the bottom section by means of predrilled screw holes, at the option of the user.

    Buy this tool in a set and get free shipping and a free Slate Roof Bible 3rd Edition: 3-piece set, 4-piece set, 5-piece set, 6-piece set.

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    Model 111-AJCSC - Great all-around slate cutter. Will make cutting standard thickness slate (3/16 inches to 1/4 inches) an easy job. Much faster and more accurate than a hammer and stake. For thicker slates use a slate hammer and a slater's stake

    Heavy duty hole punch on handle. Cutting blade never wears out. Can cut both convex and concave curves to match "scalloped" and "fish scale" slate  designs, as well as straight cuts. This tool will last a lifetime. Note: Handle grip is shown red in illustration, but they're also black. 

    Also cuts and punches asbestos and fiber cement tiles (not suitable for ceramic tiles). Can be easily carried and used on the roof. Bottom bar tucks into tool belt  to allow for cutting while standing, or while sitting on a hook ladder.

    All AJC tools carry a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship. 24 inches long, 4.5 lbs

    Get free shipping and a free Slate Roof Bible 3rd Edition when you buy this tool in a 3-piece set!

    Take a look at our other tool demonstration videos.

    • $79.00

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  • Stortz Model 95-A Slate Cutter
    • 15% less
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    Model 95-A - Popular and durable, 25 inches long, 5 pounds, 4 inch blade length. Excellent ”bite” on the toughest slate varieties up to 3/8 inch thick. Now with fortified handle where you hit it with a hammer to punch slates. You can also mount this cutter on a board.

    Stortz heat-treated cutting blade also cuts asbestos and mineral fiber shingles (not suitable for ceramic tiles). This cutter also includes side angles that bolt to either side of the blade to support the slates as they are being cut. The angle supports are optional to use - some  roofers want them, some don't.

    Take a look at our tool demonstration videos.

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  • Stortz Genuine Slate Cutter Model 51-C
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    This is a reproduction of an old slate cutter that's hard to come by. It's heavy-duty and will last a lifetime. This is a professional tool that will make you the envy of slaters far and wide. It has a removable heat-treated punch. 22 inch overall length, 9 lbs, 8 inch cutting blade, will cut up to 3/8 inch thick roofing slates.

    • $399.00

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    Freund Mastercut Hand-Held Slate Cutter Model 00950000. This is a high-quality German-made, professional hand held slate cutter with a hole punch. Cut slate with the hole punch down to leave a chamfered edge, with the hole punch up to leave a straight edge

    Cuts slate, asbestos, or fiber cement shingles. In France and Germany, roofing slates are typically thinner than what we use here in the USA. Hand-held slate cutters such as the Freund Mastercut are popular there for that reason. Heavy-duty hole punch, unbreakable spring, two year warranty.

    55mm (2.16 inches) blade lengthCuts up to 7mm (1/4 inch) thickness

    If you want to cut slates thicker than 1/4 inch, use one of the other slate cutters that has a long handle.
    • $145.00

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  • Edma Hand Held Slate Cutter
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    With or without hole punch (select below). Some roofers swear by these hand-held cutters. Commonly used in Europe. Made in France.

    Great for cutting asbestos shingles too. Easily carried in your nail  pouch and ideal for nibbling slates for fine fits. They will not easily cut slates thicker than 1/4 inch. They're often used in  the European market where slates tend to be 3/16 inch thick or thinner. 

    • Hardened steel blade can be used for cutting and trimming natural slate, asbestos, or cement fiber shingles.
    • Spring loaded with plastic handle grips
    • Cuts a maximum slate thickness of 3/16 inch
    • Slot used with punch will accommodate up to 3/16 inch thick slate.
    • Great for cutting in awkward positions where maneuvering a full size slate cutter would be too cumbersome.
    • Blade Length 1.38 inches
    • Overall Length 12 inches
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    This convenient hand held French cutter with hardened steel blade can be used for cutting and trimming natural slate or cement fiber shingles to a nice chamfered edge. The tool is spring loaded and fitted with plastic handle grips.

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    Make your power drill a powerful slate-cutting shear! The Malco Turboshear Model TSNS1 quickly inserts into the chuck of most corded or cordless drills. This versatile and “portable” TurboShear requires less force than other slate-cutting methods. Lightweight shear head for easy one-hand control. Telescoping Clamp fits large or small drill housing. 2.9 pounds. 

    DRILL NOT INCLUDED. Made in the USA.

    An operating speed of 1400 to 2000  RPM ensures optimal performance and control for making fast straight, angled or curved cuts in 4mm to 8mm natural roofing slates (.15 inches  up to .31 inches thickness) or slightly more than 1/4 inch slates. 

    Cutting slate with finished side up produces an authentic-looking, hand-cut appearance. A padded skid plate prevents scratches to the exposed slate finish. A streamlined, lightweight aluminum shear head and telescoping drill clamp make this compact attachment adjustable for both length and width of the drill housing to go where the work is. 

    One-hand operation leaves a free hand to steady the work when on roof. Cut thousands of linear feet of roofing slate quickly and easily!  The long-wearing blade and skid plate are also easily replaced on the job. 

    Drill Requirements: Min 1/4 in (6.35mm) Chuck, Min 14.4 V-DC/Max 7 A-AC

    • $175.00

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    Malco Model TSS1 Asphalt Shingle TurboShear .This one-hand operation accessory quickly inserts into the chuck of a corded or cordless drill to make clean straight, circular or square cuts in asphalt shingles. A sleek, lightweight aluminum cast shear head and molded drill clamp allow maximum portability and ease to go wherever the work is. Telescoping clamp fits large or small drill housing. Rated to cut up to 1/2 inch (13mm) asphalt shingles. Made in the USA.

    The  compact telescoping drill clamp adjusts to fit both length and width of  popular drill sizes including smaller bodied impact drivers. Optional  spacers are stored on clamp for large motor housings. A clamp collar allows the shear head to be rotated 360° and set in any position for optimum tool clearance when navigating roof lines or to facilitate easy  material flow. 

    Heat-treated carbon steel blades with solid carbide inserts hold their edge longer in any life-rated shingle or shingle thickness. A lateral blade adjustment capability ensures that optimum cutting performance and  maneuverability can be maintained for the life of the blades. Replacement blades are easily installed on the job. 


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    • $199.00

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    The high speed pneumatic TurboShear Model TSS1A is specialized for cutting all types of asphalt shingles. A standard job-site compressor with 50-foot hose set-up is adequate to power this versatile air tool. Make fast, clean, straight trim cuts along a roof valley, or make square cuts and circles in shingles with equal precision and ease to fit around utility outlets.

    A  wide jaw opening with a beveled lead-in tip accommodates multiple shingle layers, and a lateral blade adjustment capability makes this shear easily maneuverable. A wide lower blade offers exceptional operator control. Heat-treated carbon steel blades with solid carbide inserts assure long cutting life. Replacement blades are also available and are easily installed at the job site.


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    • $299.00

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