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Malco SB48AE The Beast Roof Shingle Removal Tool

by Malco
3.5 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

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  • Makes a tough job bearable
  • Cleanly lifts off heavy loads of shingles and pulls nails out all in one motion
  • Adjustable head for handling any roof pitch
  • 48" heavy duty fiberglass handle that is light weight with exceptional balance and control
  • Replaceable 10 gauge tempered steel blades
  • Made in the USA
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Shingle removal is a beast of a job but now, finally, there's a tool that's up to the task. The Beast shingle remover from Malco makes a tough job bearable. The Beast cleanly lifts off heavy loads of shingles and pulls nails in one motion. Long handled models are available with either an adjustable head for handling any roof pitch, or a versatile fixed head. Adjustable models feature 48 inch fiberglass handles. All long handled Beasts feature replaceable 10 gauge tempered steel blades with variable length teeth. A comfortable D-grip is also standard.

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Technical Details

Part Number SB48E
Item Weight 9.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 50.2 x 9.4 x 4.2 inches
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Item model number SB48AE
Item Package Quantity 1

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ASIN B00005NMSV
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #245,095 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#14 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Strippers > Shingle Removers
#13,750 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 9.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available July 31, 2001

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By A Customer on April 1, 2002
I have used "the beast" to remove several roofs, some with 3 layers of shingles. It stands up to heavy use and does a great job pulling nails and lifting the roofing. The 3-position pitch adjustment is a nice feature, but the caps come off the spring-held rod in the position adjustment which in turn allows the rod to slip out of position. This is a minor headache which needs a redesign. Overall, I think this is the best tool out there for removing old roofing.
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The tool was terrific... until all the nuts came loose and fell off and the adjustment pin kept falling out. After I replaced the standard nuts with inexpensive nylon locking nuts and duct tape the pin into place ( I have since found that the pin falls out becasue the internal spring was not attached. I can fix this and forget the tape.), the beast lived up to it's name. My partner used a traditional roof rake. He couldn't keep up with me. The beast easily removed nails, so I didn't have to go back and remove nails left after stripping.
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I bought my Malco "Beast" #SB48AE shingle removing tool from Amazon-dot-com in 2007, in preparation for a challenging re-roofing project on a steep-sloped roof I was about to do that year. It was delivered early and I put it to work right away. The Beast will feel heavy at first, but I use mine one-handed on steep slopes (I'm a tough Old Guy!), holding onto the shaft of the handle with my right hand and using the other hand to do the shingle lifting and slinging. For low-slope work, I use two hands, with one hand holding the spade-grip and the other holding onto the shaft, shovel-style. The weight is an advantage. I am able to strip two (2) courses at a time, going across the width of the roof and back, not missing any nails either. The adjustment feature for the heads angle is good for when you work in awkward positions. I used the tool again on a similar project in 2009 and again in 2010. The tool only shows slight wear. It is very effective at finding it's way under the shingles and nails and prying the shingles off is very easy. As the tips wear, they get more effective and will allow you to zero-in on a lone missed nailhead laying flat on the sheathing, enabling you to slide the tool easily under it's head and pop it free. This tool exceeded my demanding expectations! I wanted to come back and write this review in appreciation for Amazon and Malco.

The tool also offers some degree of security if you start to slide down the slope of the roof, even when wearing a safety line. You simply invert the tool so that the tips are facing downward on the slope and then slam the tool onto the deck, pushing on the handle. The tips dig in, stopping your slide. You then stabilize yourself and get back to work.
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Never having stripped a roof before, I bought 2 "Beasts" at Amazon and one "Brand X" shingle remover off the shelf at the local hardware store to make sure I'd have a tool that actually worked well. The difference in the tools was AMAZING. The Beast made the awful, tough job of shingle stripping almost fun. This thing effortlessly EATS shingles and nails like I never imagined a tool could! The other, cheaper tool was an exercise in futility and frustration. It took a LOT more energy and effort to use than the Beast, and removed a lot less shingles in more time. After a very short period, the guys helping me would ONLY help if they could use a "Beast". I was skeptical that a tools design could make so much difference, but the claims are true. BUY IT!!
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I am a proffesional roofer and after reading the great reviews i decided to get one of these and see how nice it actually was. Very dissapointing the only + is that it can pull nails which is way slower than useing your hammer. There is about 5 guys total that work with me and this is the only fork that is left in the trailor everyday. The ProShingle D grip fiberglass fork seems to work better, atleast at pulling nails. If you know what your doing the good old fashion fork in my opinion is the way to go. Costs about $10 and will last years, compared to $65 and it just sits in the trailor.
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This is definitely well worth the money. I recently took on the task of replacing the shingles on our house and I decided that since I was doing this project entirely by myself I was going to get the tools to make it as easy and quick of a project as possible. This tool works awesome. Not only at removing the shingles but it is far better than any cats paw or other nail removing tool at pulling the nails. It is a beautiful design in that the nail pulling teeth not only VERY easily pull the nails but hold them so that you can drop them into a bucket rather than having them all fall to the ground. Even though I had a tarp on the ground to catch all the old shingles I much preferred capturing most of the nails so that they would not later present a hazard to people and tires! The Beast is a very well built tool and the adjustable head proved useful when stripping shingles on different pitch roofs or when stripping from above the shingles rather than below. Many thanks to all the other Amazon customers that reviewed this product that convinced me to go with it...their positive reviews were dead nuts accurate. Thanks also to Malco for making an excellent tool.
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