5 Efficient Metal Roof Tools for Bending & Cutting Panels

30th August 2022 • Categories: Construction, Metal Bending, Roofing Tools

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Hot temperatures call for efficient equipment! Malco takes pride in offering professional-grade metal roof tools you need to get the job done quickly. For good reason, metal has become one of the most popular types of roofing on the market. It’s a long-lasting, low-maintenance, and energy-efficient choice. However, working with the panels can be challenging without the correct tools. Check out this list of our recommended metal roof essentials to add to your collection.

Must-Have Metal Roof Tools by Malco

3-Station Edge Roller (ER3)

Malco's ER3 Metal Edge Roller

Built for durability in the field, create crisp, clean bends in steel with our 3-Station Edge Roller. The ER3 ensures a uniform bend along the entire length of roofing material, with the option for making curved bends. The tool quickly adjusts for making 5/8” to 4” (15.9–102 mm) bends in 29- to 22-gauge (0.36–0.76 mm) steel. It’s a perfect addition to your next metal roofing project.

High Leverage Drip Edge Folding Tools (DEFT & DEFT1)

Make quick and easy bends along the drip edge of flat-pan, standing-seam metal roofing panels with Malco’s 24” (61 cm) or 18” (46 cm) High Leverage Drip Edge Folding Tools. Two rib-reinforced steel plates are permanently welded together to create two folding seams for making 1” (25.4 mm) and 1-1/2” (38.1 mm) deep bends in up to 22-gauge (0.76 mm) steel. A two-post design, fiberglass-reinforced nylon handle offers durable, lightweight strength and high leverage for working overhead or on a bench.

Corrugated Metal Roof TurboShear® (TSCM)

Malco's TSCM Corrugated Metal Roofing Attachment

Corrugated metal has met its match. Malco’s top-rated TSCM works better and faster than manual metal roofing shears. This versatile and portable attachment fits a drill or small impact driver you own to make high-quality cross, lengthwise, circular, and square outlet cuts in 30- to 24-gauge corrugated and common trapezoidal (box) pattern metal roofing panels. Its wide-opening jaws can operate at high or low speeds for complete control to follow a precise cut line. The clamp collar allows the shear head to be rotated 360° and set in any position for tool clearance when navigating roof lines.

Double Cut TurboShear® (TSMD)

TSMD Double Cut Sheet Metal Shear Drill Attachment


Need a double cut for the job? Turn your drill or small impact driver into a powerful metal-cutting shear with smooth one-handed operation. The blades can approach a cut from either end to remove a narrow spiral scrap from the tool path to produce a clean, straight edge on both sides of the cut. Navigate up to 90° outside profiles of metal roofing panels and cut through seams with ease. The clamp collar allows the shear head to be rotated 360° and set in any position for excellent tool clearance.

Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cutter (SCSRC1)

Make fast, safe, and precise cuts up to 30% easier than other guillotines in stone-coated steel shingles, shakes, and tile-style roofing. Compound leverage and generous handle length significantly reduce user cutting force so that shingles can be sliced in one simple, steady motion. The shearing action has a “wiping” effect on the shingle’s zinc coating, sealing the cut edge to resist rust. A hardened-steel blade and die offer reversible cutting edges for twice the cutting life before sharpening. With the blade lock pin in place, this portable cutter is safe to transport and sets up virtually anywhere on the job site.

Don’t settle for less than the best metal roof tools. Try them out and experience the Malco difference during your next roofing project!