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Bmyers
02-26-2015, 06:32 PM
Need a small (12") shear for brass and copper. Anyone ever built one?

dalee100
02-26-2015, 07:33 PM
Hi,

No, but I've built a few 4' and 8' shears.:cool:

How thick is your material?

Dalee

Bmyers
02-26-2015, 07:47 PM
Hi,

No, but I've built a few 4' and 8' shears.:cool:

How thick is your material?

Dalee

.040 and thinner

dalee100
02-26-2015, 10:25 PM
Hi,

You may want to consider a paper cutter like this. Cheap and easily available.

http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Cutter-Guillotine-Length-Trimmer/dp/B001O3KMK0%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q %26tag%3Dduckduckgo-d-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165 953%26creativeASIN%3DB001O3KMK0

I have used such items to cut stainless steel shim stock up to .030" thick.

Dalee

metalmagpie
02-26-2015, 10:32 PM
There are usable 12" benchtop shears out there that will cut .025 brass or .040 aluminum.
metalmagpie

darryl
02-27-2015, 12:13 AM
I bought a shear one day, either an 8 inch or 10 inch- don't recall now. I had in mind to modify it so it would work better, which I did and it does. It will cut a cigarette paper without folding, tearing, etc, .002 copper very cleanly, and 16 ga cuts beautifully as well. I actually bought it for cutting 16 ga stainless, which my other machine struggles with.

Pretty sure I still have a few pix that can be viewed- a search should bring that up easily.