squaring shears offer precision shearing and rugged construction at an affordable
price. The shear frame, bed and cutter head assemblies are constructed of
heavy-duty cast iron. The shear bed is machined and then surface ground
to precision tolerances to ensure an accurate working surface. These shears
feature Tri-action, ground-alloy tool steel blades. Both the upper and lower
blades have a 2°-edge relief and the lower blade has an additional 1°-face
relief for maximum material penetration with minimum effort. Tri-action
blades help prevent material movement while shearing, prolonging blade life.
TENNSMITH shears have the most complete adjustment features of any sheet metal shear on the market. The lower shear blade is bed-adjusting and the upper blade is adjustable by means of a truss bar on the cutter head. The spring activated holddown feet clamp the work piece securely in place and is easily adjustable to compensate holding pressure for light or heavy gauge material. There is ample clearance between the holddown feet and shear blades to allow good operator vision for line of sight cutting. The standard, double locking back gauge, which features embossed scales and venier wheels for fine adjustment, gives highly accurate readings.