All you need to know about Metal Shears

All you need to know about Metal Shears

A metal shear is a very precise metal casting tool, which consists of high carbon steel, or chromium blade and is generally used for cutting down metals like aluminum, copper, brass or light-gauge steel or maybe even plastic. Nowadays there is wide range of Beverly Shears available in the market like alligator shear, guillotine, power shear, throat less shear and Tin snips. Given below are few details regarding different types of shears:

Alligator Shear: commonly known as lever shear, it contains a hinged jaw and is powered by flywheel or hydraulic cylinder. The jaw can range all the way from 4 to 36 inches. This shear is generally used to cut steel members such as pipe, angle etc. The alligator shears are used for cutting long metal stock or to prepare scrap for shredding.

Guillotine Shear: also called squaring shear or power shear, it is powered by foot or mechanical energy. The mechanical shears first clamps the material and then two blades shear the material. There is a complete set which comes with this; it consists of shear table, work-holding machine lower and upper blades and a gauging device. Well power shears are powered electrically and are handheld; they are used to chop straight lines or very large curves.

Throat-less Shear:this shear is used to cut down complex, straight and curved cuts in sheet metal, because there is enough space to move metal around the cutting blade.

Tin snips Shear: a commonly used handheld metal cutter. This model comes in several variants like straight pattern, duck-bill pattern, hawk bill, circle pattern and many more. The tin snips are like the common scissors and compound action snips use a compounded leverage handle system. These snips can handle aluminum up to 18 gauges or mild steel of up to 24 gauges. The blades are serrated to maintain the friction and prevent the slipping of the metal.

Well nowadays you can easily purchase these metal cutting equipment’s online, as it easy way to browse through wide range of products which is a bit impossible while shopping at brick & mortar stores.

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