The foot operated duct slotting tool is a means of making duct end slots, easily, accurately and quickly i.e. less than 1 minute to slot one end of a duct. By using a foot operated system a small effort is required to exert the large force necessary to make a slot. Both hands are free to hold the duct. The jaws are made of hardened carbon steel, for a long service life. To operate, place duct side or end, within the tools cutting guides, hold duct down flush with top face of tool, and press foot operated lever, until a slot is made. Release the slotting punch, using the foot operated release pedal. Remove and reposition duct for next slot. The slotting tool cuts a slot in the duct end to suit a standard joiner (Part No’s. TC1279-25, TC1279-27 & TC1279-320KIT); available separately. The kit includes one foot operated slotting tool and a metal tool box, for storage and transport, c/w a foam insert.