Shearing, a tried-and-true technology, is still necessary in fabrication shops everywhere. Read up on the machines and blades in this technology area.

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Scissor shears’ swiping cut action seals material edges

October 8, 2015

Kett Tool offers the KD-441 scissor shears. The unit’s swiping cut action seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion. The shears use a 5-amp, pistol-grip, variable-speed electric motor that cuts through cold-rolled mild steel up to 24 ga., wire mesh to 18...

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Throatless shears cut cold-rolled mild steel up to 13 ga.

September 11, 2015

Kett Tool offers the KL-2040 throatless shears for making complex straight and curved cuts in cold-rolled mild steel and stainless steel. The shears feature a 4-amp, straight-handle, single-speed electric motor that can produce shear speeds up to 2,500 RPM to cut 13-ga. cold-rolled mild steel...

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Double-cut shears cut metals without distortion

July 29, 2015

Kett Tool’s KL-200 double-cut shears deliver precision cuts in cold-rolled mild steel up to 18 ga. and most grades of stainless steel to 20 ga. at speeds up to 300 IPM. According to the company, the shears cut without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece. The dual...

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Cidan Machinery introduces updated website

June 5, 2015

Cidan Machinery, a manufacturer of folding machines, shears, cut-to-length lines, and coil handling equipment in Peachtree City, Ga., has launched a new website at Additions to the site include new products, industry categories, updated specifications, new...

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Automatic plate-processing system punches, shears simultaneously

May 13, 2015

Trilogy Machinery Inc. has introduced the new Sunrise APS fully automatic plate-processing system. It can punch and shear simultaneously. The fully enclosed system is driven by a rack-and-pinion infeed that can handle up to 40-ft. lengths of material at speeds up to 40 FPM. Standard features...

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Trilogy Machinery appointed as exclusive distributor for Warcom press brakes, shears

April 23, 2015

Belcamp, Md.-based Trilogy Machinery Inc. has been named as the exclusive North American distributor for press brakes and shears manufactured by Warcom, Brescia, Italy. The firm produces a variety of press brakes, including high-speed, precision hydraulic, and all-electric models, as well as...

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Ironworker performs punching, shearing, notching

April 2, 2015

The PS 85 DP ironworker from Kaast Machine Tools Inc. has five workstations for punching, shearing, and notching. This machine has two independent cylinders allowing for dual operation, which permits parallel work on the punch and at a second workstation. This includes an electric trigger switch up...

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Roper Whitney releases video featuring mechanical shears

January 28, 2015

Rockford, Ill.-based Roper Whitney has completed a new video on its mechanical shears, which feature a simple, low-maintenance design. The video, at or, shows the machine in action and highlights its...

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Double-cut shears cut metal without distortion

January 26, 2015

Kett Tool’s KD-400 double-cut shears are designed for cutting cold-rolled mild steel up to 18 ga., most grades of stainless steel, and aluminum up to 0.80 in. without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece. The dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to...

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Flying shears offer +/-0.0625-in. length tolerance up to 200 FPM

January 20, 2015

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has introduced 24- and 36-in.-wide Mini B.O.S.S.™ flying shears to complement the existing 48-in. model. The 24-in. model is suitable for trim roll forming lines and standing seam lines, while the 36-in. model can be used for narrow panel lines such as corrugated and 5V...

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Profile shears cut corrugated metal

December 23, 2014

Kett Tool offers the KD-446 profile shears, designed specifically for cutting corrugated metal. The lightweight shears can cut cold-rolled mild steel up to 18 ga. at a radius as tight as 3 in. They also can produce cuts in soft, nonferrous metals such aluminum, copper, and brass up to 0.90 in., as...

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Flying shear with slitter maintains +/-0.0625-in. length tolerance at any speed

December 16, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc. has shipped a B.O.S.S.™ flying shear with slitter. The shear, which runs up to 250 FPM, can produce five slits of 0.048-in. prepainted steel, 0.050-in. aluminum, and 0.037-in. stainless steel. It has servo acceleration and closed-loop controls for +/-0.0625-in. length...

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Combination punch/right-angle shear made for short component runs

October 16, 2014

Prima Power has introduced the SGe5 Combi punch and right-angle shear. Using servo electric motors for low power consumption and low noise levels, they operate without human intervention from the blank to automated sorting. Suitable for short runs of components, the machine enables the mixing of...

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Haco Atlantic launches new website

June 23, 2014

Haco Atlantic, Houston, has launched a newly designed website at The site presents the company’s metalworking machinery with large images and product...

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Mestek Machinery certified to ISO 9001:2008

April 1, 2014

Mestek Machinery has announced it is certified as ISO 9001:2008-compliant for the design and manufacture of machinery for the HVAC industry. The company underwent an evaluation that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, preaudit, initial...

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