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    i was planning on buying a foot shear, but im not real familiar with the brands out there, ive been lookin at tennsmith...

    i plan on just using it for small jobs but i want it big enough so i can cut a 4x8 piece in half, and maybe shear 14 ga

    and what would the price of something like that be?

    thnx for any help

  • #2
    I think you will have a hard time finding a 4' stomp shear to cut 14 guage.I have never seen one rated under 16 guage.National makes a 52" air opperated shear rated for 12 guage for about $7000.00.The same size in hydrolic is about $8500.00. The 52" 16 guage foot stomp is about $3000.00.You should be able to find a decent used one for 1 or 2 grand from an industrial clearing house like industrial machinery .com.The advantage to a place like this is they will give some garenty and a buy back option if its a good firm.Buy back options are usually about 70% of cost for 1 year.The Beverly shear might be a good option for you.I'm planning to buy yhe B2 model myself. Rollingthundermetalworks.com is where I'm looking to buy mine.They come in three sizes,B1;B2 and B3 with capacitys of 14 guage;10 guage and 3/16" acordingly.Priced about $500.00-$1000.00.There is also cheaper imitatoins like the harbor freight model for about $100.00 and english wheel for about $150.00.
    I sure hope this helps cause it wore me out.
    Pete
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    • #3
      I just picked up a nice 52" foot shear from Grizzly, its rated to cut a full 52" width of 16 gauge mild steel, i have yet to try that much, but it does cut nice. Ive been able to cut smaller 24" widths of 16ga stainless with a good jump. I even tried a 6" peice of 1/8" alum and it cut through it, or course with a nice jump. I also think it going to be hard to find a foot operated shear rated for more the 16ga, anything thicker and youll need some air or hydraulics. Mine cost me $975, i live about 2 hours from the PA Grizzly showroom so I just picked it up, it weighs 1200lbs, and it wasnt easy getting it off my trailer, with only and engine lift....

      Here is a pic: http://images.grizzly.com/grizzlycom...88/G/G5772.jpg
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      • #4
        Thanks For The info On The Shear, JMFabrications

        I bought the grizzly 48'' box and pan brake and it's a nice piece. I wans't sure about the shear though. Now that i know you like it, i think i'll go ahead and get one on order. Thanks for the info. Your web site is great.. Great weld job on the trans case.. Mike
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        • #5
          I think Jet also makes shears and brakes but I dont have any prices on them nor do I know the quality.The prices I gave for the national comes from a pamflet I got from Industialmachinery.com.I do trust Nationals quality.Tensmith has a shear with an overhead hand lever that does 10' or 16 guage I think?Its very expensive.Pexto has a 52" stomp shear with the top head mounted on a C type frame that lets you run 10' of material through it side ways.It take an 18" deep cut.Very unusual.I will see if I can find a picture of it to post here.
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          • #6
            I hope I did this right.Coputers are not my strog point.We should have a regular pexto stomp shear and a pexto C style cutter head where thsheet metal can be fed side ways.
            To all who contribute to this board.
            My sincere thanks , Pete.

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            • #7
              I have a 16ga 6' foot shear for sale. It's made by Wsong & Miles in the Carolinas (US made). It weighs about 2000# and is in good condition. I want $1800. for it. I am just south of Jacksonville Fl. If you are interested please email me at - [email protected] I can send you a pic of it. tim

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Blackplague
                I bought the grizzly 48'' box and pan brake and it's a nice piece. I wans't sure about the shear though. Now that i know you like it, i think i'll go ahead and get one on order. Thanks for the info. Your web site is great.. Great weld job on the trans case.. Mike
                Cool, im sure youll like it. I also bought the 48" box and pan brake, the 16ga model though, and in the same trip I got the 52" slip roll as well. I think im going to sell the box and pan brake, and get the bigger 48" box and pan brake that is rate for 12ga, it seems alot more heavy duty.
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                • #9
                  I was on the same thinking as well

                  On the 12ga box and pan, but then i figured if i bought the 16 ga shear that i would never be able to cut 12ga material to use in the 12ga box and pan anyways.
                  It would be nice if they made a stand to go with the 16ga box and pan.
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                  • #10
                    Yea a stand would be nice, I threw one together in about 30min from 1" square tubing, $15 per 6' piece from Lowes, what a rip.....
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