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Information on different types of Shears- Hydraulic Shear, Mechanical Shears, Foot and Hand Shears for sale or trade.

A Shear is a machine that uses sharp blades to cut through sheet metal. Popular brands include Wysong, Amada, Niagara , Cincinnati , and Lodge & Shipley. You can buy a shear that is hydraulic, mechanical, air clutch, air trip, and of course "CNC" or computer numerical controlled.

  • Power Squaring (Inch) 1/8" ~ 1" Shears

  • test LathesView MachinesUsed for straight shearing at 1/8 ~ 1 on sheet metal, coils, and plates (also known as squaring shear, power shear, or guillotine). May be foot powered (or less commonly hand powered), or mechanically powered. Works by first clamping the material with a ram. A moving blade then comes down across a fixed blade to shear the material. For larger shears the moving blade may be set on an angle or rocked in order to shear the material progressively from one side to the other; this angle is referred to as the shear angle.
  • Power Squaring (Gauge) 10 Gauge ~ 20 Gauge Shears

  • Power Squaring (Gauge) 10 Gauge ~ 20 Gauge LathesView MachinesUsed for straight shearing at 10 Gauge ~ 20 Gauge.
    See above for details
  • Foot (Manual) Shears

  • Foot (Manual) LathesView MachinesFoot powered shear.
  • Alligator Shears

  • Alligator LathesAn alligator shear is a metal-cutting shear with a hinged jaw, powered by a flywheel or hydraulic cylinder. Alligator shears are generally set up as stand-alone shears, in which each stroke is actuated by the operator, often with a foot control. They are generally used to cut pipe or other long-length scrap metal material, like angle irons or I-beams.
  • Hand Shears

  • Metal Cutting Shear Inch & Gauge
  • Mechanical- Amada, Cincinnati, Niagara, Wysong, Famco, Lodge & Shipley, Niagara
  • Hydraulic- Accurshear, Amada, Cincinnati, Niagara, Wysong, Famco, Lodge & Shipley, Niagara
  • CNC- Accurshear, Amada, Cincinnati, Niagara, Wysong, Niagara
  • Foot or Stomp Shear- Pexto, Acra, National, Tennsmith