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  • anyone built a bench shear?

    Need a small (12") shear for brass and copper. Anyone ever built one?

  • #2
    Hi,

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

    How thick is your material?

    Dalee
    If you think you understand what is going on, you haven't been paying attention.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dalee100 View Post
      Hi,

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

      How thick is your material?

      Dalee
      .040 and thinner

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      • #4
        Hi,

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

        http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Cutter-G...N%3DB001O3KMK0

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

        Dalee
        If you think you understand what is going on, you haven't been paying attention.

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        • #5
          There are usable 12" benchtop shears out there that will cut .025 brass or .040 aluminum.
          metalmagpie

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          • #6
            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.
            I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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