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New equipment all set up!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by qmr55, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. qmr55

    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    Just finished setting up the new 52" sheet metal shear and our accucutter corner rounding tool!

    Both of them cut like butter and will be a great addition to the shop!

    Anyone in the area need blanks cut and rounded let me know!
     

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  2. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    Tell more about that shear... that would be very nice to have around. How much did it cost?
     
  3. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Nice... That's my plan for 2013. Invest in a bunch of metal working equipment. I just missed out on a 10' sheet metal brake by one day that was locally for sale on Craigs List.
     
  4. qmr55

    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    It is a 52" sheet metal shear from Northern Tools. We paid a little over a grand on it and then about $200 more in modifications we made to it. Didn't like the way the rear of it was set up so we made some of our own custom stuff. Will post some pics of that later.

    Yup we got tired of relying on other people to cut 4x8 sheets to size and/or doing it by hand. Ordered them Monday had them both yesterday all set up today.
     
  5. mpn

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    Noob question. Would the shears be a good choice for acm or not?
     
  6. qmr55

    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    How thick?
     
  7. Gino

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    So, if you need 6pcs 2' x 8' cut down from 4' x 8's...... how does this work ??
     
  8. qmr55

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    Mark the 4x8 sheet every 2 feet (mark two extra inches gives you line point to slice) and put it on there, line up the marks, check square, step on the foot pedal. Slide it forward to next mark, line up, check square, step on foot pedal. Repeat...
     
  9. mpn

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    4 & 6mm
     
  10. SightLine

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    I'm confused on that. It only has a 52" width. It would seem impossible to use it to cut a 4x8 sheet lengthwise.
     
  11. qmr55

    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    Yes it can handle that.

    You're correct. I misread Gino's post, you can only cut a width of 52 inches no bigger.
     
  12. Gino

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    Whew-wee..... ya really scared me for a moment there.
     
  13. qmr55

    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    4:30 on a Thursday afternoon, this week is catching up with me lol give me a break! :banghead:
     
  14. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    Even if it had a 96" width I doubt you would be able to jump hard enough to cut anything of much thickness at that length. I cannot recall ever having seen a jump shear wider than about 60". Any wider are generally powered. A friend has a 50" and cutting full 48" .080 aluminum is barely doable - you have to jump about as hard as you can (and the fatter you are the better lol) to chop aluminum that thick.
     
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