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Updated: Dec 12, 2018


Sanson Machinery offers a wide variety of shears and metal cutting equipment to meet the needs of your metal fabrication application. Metal cutting shears are typically used to cut large pieces of sheet metal. Shears cut large pieces of sheet metal to the proper dimensions before continuing in the metal processing application of your choice. This metal cutting option is commonly used in large manufacturing in order to cut each piece of sheet metal quickly with high precision and minimal distortion of the piece of sheet metal.

Shears are available in a variety of cutting capacities, speeds, and power mechanisms for your convenience. Choosing the right capacity, speed, and power mechanism is essential to creating the desired outcome for your metal fabrication project. While mechanical shears are generally less expensive, their capabilities are also limited in comparison to more complex shears such as a hydraulic shear. Larger shears are also more capable of producing a wide variety of projects, speeds, dimensions, and capacities than smaller shears. Although some larger shears may compromise in the overall quality of the piece being produced, the shear technology available today is typically high quality enough that most large shears are capable of producing a product as high quality as smaller shears.

The feed and speed of the shear is also important factors. You need to make sure that the shear your purchase can meet your production speed requirements without sacrificing the quality of your finished product. Additionally the type of feed is essential to your application depending on the type of material you are cutting and what your desired outcome is for each piece of sheet metal. The shear specialists with Sanson Machinery can help you determine the requirements of your shear while you are in the purchase process. We thoroughly analyze your metal processing application before helping you select the right options for your shear. If you are planning a wide variety of applications for your shear in the future, you may want to consider a more complex shear in order to meet those requirements.