The Makita 16 Gauge Shear (model JS1602) combines power and improved ergonomics for a range of metal cutting applications. The powerful 3.3 AMP motor delivers 4,000 SPM, with a minimum cutting radius of 1-3/16” for precision applications. Additional features include a lock-on switch for continuous operation, and a built-in thickness gauge for added convenience.
The JS1602 weighs only 3.4 lbs. with a small circumference barrel grip (only 2-1/4”) for added comfort. The JS1602 is engineered for cutting sheet metal and metal decking, and is ideal for a full range of applications including production sheet metal, architectural sheet metal, sheet metal fabrication, decking, roofing, signs, and more.
Powerful 3.3 AMP motor delivers 4,000 SPM for the most demanding applications
Smaller circumference barrel grip (only 2-1/4”) for added comfort
Refined design at only 3.4 lbs. for increased control
Lock-on slide switch for continuous operation
Built-in thickness gauge for added convenience
Engineered for continuous operation in 16 gauge mild steel and 18 gauge stainless steel
Large easily replaceable blades with 8 cutting edge each
Engineered to cut without the material loss in kerf typically associated with nibblers
Highly visible line-of-sight for precise pattern following
Engineered for cutting sheet metal and metal decking