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Throatless Metal Shear ?

Postby Bradk » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:17 am

Good Morning Forum Members,
Am looking to buy a bench mount throatless metal shear soon and I am looking for some input by folks that might own or use them. I will be using it moderately in my garage so I don't want to buy a Shirley (Cadillac of shears) as they are pretty pricey. I am looking for something that has a 14 gauge mild steel capacity, maybe a Baleigh model? Input please.

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Re: Throatless Metal Shear ?

Postby Bradk » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:40 am

Needed to make a correction, it was Beverly Shears being the Cadillac of shears not Shirley. What was I thinking, obviously not! Ended up buying a Baleigh MPS-1 from Baleigh Industrial Tool online. The shear has a cutting capacity of 14 gauge mild steel which should be fine for what I do.
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Re: Throatless Metal Shear ?

Postby LtBadd » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:14 am

Bradk, if you will, do a product review (in that forum) I'm sure there are others who would be interested.
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Re: Throatless Metal Shear ?

Postby Sprockmonster » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:19 am

Harbor Freight!!

Had the same dilemma as you but closer to Christmas... didnt want to shell out the dough/ couldnt wait for shipping for a real one.

They worked okay after a solid degreasing and some blade tightening/adjustment. One of the bolts is clear too short or one of the arms is bent out but i dealt with it for the hour that i spent cutting.
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Re: Throatless Metal Shear ?

Postby pgk » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:34 am

I just got the Woodward Fab 10" version, haven't had a chance to use it much yet, but for the price. :) Definitely not a Beverly but for what little I'll use it for should work out.. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hck-sphs10
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