Power Shears – A Must-have Tool For Metalworking

Metalworking remains a popular hobby and career option, and shearing is one of the oldest processes involved with metalworking.

Power shears are designed to deliver straight cuts on thick metal sheets with precision. They represent an immense improvement over older shears which required holding the metal between their blades for smooth cuts.

Shears pose a significant pinch point hazard that could result in serious hand and finger injuries when operating regularly, just as any machine does. Proper machine safeguarding is key to ensure workers don’t place their hands underneath blades and safeguarding is also key for their own protection.

Corded or Cordless

Power shears are essential tools for anyone working with metal materials like sheet metal, tin or copper. Their gauge rating, motor power and other specs may depend on the task you need completed.

Single cut shears work similarly to scissors, moving a blade against an anvil blade in order to cut straight lines without waste or distortions in metal sheets. Since single-cut shears cannot bend around curves while they cut, these shears should only be used when required for such jobs.

Shears are powerful tools that can cause serious bodily harm if used incorrectly. Always adhere to proper safety procedures when operating shears and retract their blades fully before storing. For added convenience, purchase shears equipped with features like variable speed triggers or LED lighting to boost productivity.

Variable Speed Triggers

Powerfully cut through drywall, fiber cement siding and Hardie board with double-cut shears designed for power. These corded metal shears make hand snips obsolete by cutting up to 14 gauge cold-rolled mild steel (and most grades of stainless steel), leaving behind flat pieces ready for fabrication. Their 360deg rotating head allows straight or curve cutting based on force applied; additionally their variable speed trigger can adjust from 0-2500 strokes per minute depending on force applied.

Milwaukee power shears are designed for precise curved and straight cuts on various gauges of sheet metal, making them the perfect tool for any project. Their ergonomic tactile grip and comfortable design minimize fatigue during use while their variable speed trigger and lock-on power switch give you maximum control of your cuts.

LED Lighting

Power shears equipped with LED lights can help you clearly see what you are cutting, while their reduced heat output helps prevent blades from overheating and extend their lifespan.

Search the back of an LED light strip for copper dots, and locate a dotted line running between these dots that fits with your measurement. Cut along this dotted line using scissors.

Once your LED strips have been separated, it is easy to solder their wires together. Take a plastic end cap and use a knife or box cutter to scrape away plastic until there is an opening large enough for your wires. Apply some solder to connect these wires directly to LEDs; solder any other cables to a connector to complete an electrical circuit.

Ergonomic Design

Utilizing ergonomic shears allows stylists to groom dogs for extended periods without placing undue strain on their hands and wrists, leading to reduced fatigue levels and more beautifully-groomed pups! Investing in ergonomic shears also leads to less mistakes from fatigue, with results in more beautiful trims!

Ergonomic shears are designed to fit comfortably in the hand while cutting, helping reduce carpal tunnel syndrome and any sore thumb joints or wrists that arise as a result.

Many professional groomers swear by one particular brand of shears and exclusively use them, but it is always prudent to test various styles until finding ones that feel most natural in your hands. Doing this could save money in the long run as purchasing replacement shears could become less necessary – just remember to keep an eye out for quality as cheaper materials might not cut as efficiently.

Lightweight Build

Power shears are essential tools for anyone requiring precise cuts on metal, as these heavy-duty shears contain either mechanical or hydraulic rams that power the blade shearing action.

Single cut shears feature an upper movable blade which quickly cuts up and down against a fixed anvil blade, potentially distorting material to an extent; for this reason they should not be recommended when flatness must be maintained or when specific tolerances must be adhered to.

Throat shears offer an alternative shearing style that allows metal to flow freely around their cutting blade, enabling it to make both straight and curved cuts on various shapes of metal, such as steel mesh, ductwork or even thick furnace jackets and equipment enclosures.