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TENNSMITH Foot Squaring Shears

TENNSMITH's 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 triaction, high-carbon high-chromium (HCHC) steel blades. Both the upper and lower blades have a 2 degree edge relief for maximum material penetration with minimum effort. Triaction 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 are 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 vernier wheels for fine adjustment, gives highly accurate readings.

Model 36:

  • Maximum shearing capacity, mild steel: 16 gauge / 1.6 mm
  • Maximum shearing capacity, stainless steel: 20 gauge / 1.0 mm
  • Maximum cutting length: 37 in / 940 mm
  • Back gauge range: 30 in / 762 mm
  • Front gauge range: 37 in / 940 mm
  • Floor space, gauge in position: 45 x 80 in / 1143 x 2032 mm
  • Dimensions, less gauges, LxWxH: 46-1/2 x 27 x 42 in / 1181 x 686 x 1067 mm
  • Shipping weight: 700 lbs. / 317.5 kg

Model 52:

  • Maximum shearing capacity, mild steel: 16 gauge / 1.6 mm
  • Maximum shearing capacity, stainless steel: 20 gauge / 1.0 mm
  • Maximum cutting length: 52-1/4 in / 1327 mm
  • Back gauge range: 30 in / 762 mm
  • Front gauge range: 37 in / 940 mm
  • Floor space, gauge in position: 60 x 80 in / 1542 x 2032 mm
  • Dimensions, less gauges, LxWxH: 61 x 36 x 42 in / 1550 x 915 x 1067 mm
  • Shipping weight: 950 lbs. / 431 kg