The new Hitachi 18 V cordless Li-ion shears CE18DSLQ4M is yet another great expansion to the existing Hitachi 18 V Li-ion slide platform. This compact shear is efficient and versatile. A unique cutting design allows for fast cutting and tight 1-in minimum cutting radius. Easily replaceable cutter blades have 8 cutting edges each for extended service life. The CE18DSLQ4M tool body is sturdy and well balanced due to a secure and ergonomic grip, designed with end user comfort in mind. The tool comes equipped with a remaining battery indicator and externally accessible carbon brushes to ensure less down time. This tool is sold with a protector plate attached under the main body of the tool to protect the operators hand from the cuttings. The CE18DSLQ4M18 V cordless shear is sold as a bare tool (does not come with battery or charger), but is compatible with all Hitachi 18 V Li-ion slide batteries. It comes with Hitachi's lifetime lithium-ion warranty for added peace of mind.