Ridgid Roofing Cutter Review R040SCA


The Ridgid brand name was founded in 1885. They are known for their high quality products at affordable prices. Their company headquarters is located in San Diego, California USA. They have over 200 employees and they produce over 1 million dollars worth of product annually.

Ridgid Shingle Cutter Blades are manufactured from high grade stainless steel with a black oxide finish. These blades are available in different sizes ranging from 3/8″ to 5″. The blade is made out of one piece construction which means it does not include any rivets or fasteners. The blades come with a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and materials. They offer three types of blades: standard, extra wide, and extra long.

Standard blades are designed for use on most new construction projects. Extra wide blades are suitable for older homes. And extra long blades are ideal for larger structures such as garages and sheds.

Ridgid Shingle Cutter Reviews

We found a few reviews about Ridgid Roofing Cutter Review R040SCA. Most of them were positive but there were some negative ones too.

A reviewer mentions that he used the wrong blades (wide and not extra wide) when he first started cutting. The instruction manual does not mention the difference between standard, wide, and extra wide blades. He had to go back with the correct blade (extra wide) and finish the job.

Another person mentions that he purchased the mini-version of the shingle cutter and it worked great. He was able to cut shingles for the entire house in just a few hours.

A different reviewer mentions that he needed to replace the blades on his older version of this tool and then he had problems with the machine. He went back to the store and exchanged it for a new one, but it was still not working as it should. He decided to return it and get his money back.

A person mentions that they have owned this shingle cutter for several years. It has worked well but the blade went dull after extended use. The replacement blades are a little expensive but he is able to re-sharpen the blades when needed.

Another customer mentions that the blades for this tool are very expensive. They bought the tool and it was fairly easy to use, but has had problems with the lock mechanism. It is difficult to lock and unlock the blade.

A different reviewer states that they have had this cutter for four years. They have not had any problems with it. They were cutting about twenty five hundred square feet of shingles when the blades needed to be replaced. The part that holds the blade on the tool was a little loose so they had to tighten it.

A person mentions that they purchased this cutter and a box of replacement blades at the same time. The cutter seems to cut well but three of the replacement blades were defective. They replaced all the blades and now the tool works fine.

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An owner states that he bought this shingle cutter and two boxes of replacement blades. One of the boxes had three bad blades out of twenty. The other box had two bad blades out of twenty.

A different reviewer mentions that they bought this cutter with high hopes, but the blades dulled very quickly. The replacement blades are expensive and the cutter does not work well on certain kinds of shingles.

A person mentions that they used the tool for about an hour on new shingles and it stopped working. They returned it and got a new one. It worked for about three hours before it stopped working again. It seems to be a design flaw and they would not recommend this cutter.

A reviewer mentions that the clamp on their cutter broke after about an hour of use. They needed to return it in order to exchange it. The new one worked for about four hours before it started getting dull and not cutting the shingles cleanly any longer.

A person mentions that they have had this tool for about a year and a half. It has worked well, but they have only used it for new shingles. Be sure to check the reviews on the replacement blades before you purchase this cutter.

The bottom line is that if you want to save your hands, or if you have a lot of shingles to cut then this tool might be useful. It can also save you time if you are cutting more than a few hundred square feet of shingles. If you only need to cut a few batches of shingles for your home, then you are probably better off using a saw or getting someone else to do it for you.

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