This section provides an overview for metal cutting shears as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 metal cutting shears manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Metal cutting shears is a general term for scissors and cutters used to cut metal materials. There are two types of metal cutters: manual hand scissors and air metal cutters, which are electrically operated by connecting a compressor or other power source.
Depending on the cutting application, the main body of the shears may be equipped with an optional auxiliary fixture, a two-blade metal cutter for beautiful cutting surfaces, or a hole-punching nibbler cutter.
Inexpensive hand-scissors type cutters are available in the 1,000 yen and up range, and there is a wide variety of types available. They can cut not only metal materials but also thick wool and surface tatami mats.
The main use of metal cutters is to cut steel and aluminum sheets. Electric air metal cutters can cut very thick metal sheets. They are one of the indispensable tools for building material processing because even galvalume corrugated sheets have beautifully finished cross sections on the cut surface.
They can also be used to cut not only metal and light metal sheets, but also vinyl chloride sheets, carpets, and other materials.
They are also useful as a cutting tool for remodeling and hobby crafts. They are also frequently used for three-dimensional fabrication of relatively soft metal materials such as aluminum and copper sheets.
The long handles of the manual type shears can easily apply force using the principle of leverage, making it possible to cut thin steel sheets. The fixed blade, which has a base to support both ends of the shears, allows you to put your weight on only one end of the handle and push the shears through thicker copper plates.
The longer the shears, the more force is required to apply, so a shorter blade with a pedestal is more efficient for one-person work.
Metal cutting shears with two cutting edges are recommended when working with materials of unreasonable thickness or curvature.
Electric metal cutting shears create two cutting lines, allowing you to cut both ends of the plate beautifully when splitting it. A feature of this two-blade-tip metal cutter is that it produces spiral tape dust when cutting.
Electric metal cutting shears, also known as nibbler cutters, can make holes in metal sheets by replacing the pointed end rods, and can reproduce free curves in continuous cutting. Cordless hand-grip types are commercially available for complex tasks and are popular for their lightweight feel.
The cutting edge is made of steel or ultra-hard alloy, and the tool is easy to maintain except for chipping.
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