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Old 02-28-2011, 05:49 PM
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Does anyone have plans, pictures or a how-too for building a shear for a 20 ton shop press? I am looking for something along the line of the many press brakes that have been built.
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How big do you want to shear? Just buy a die set and add 2 shear blades but you will be limited to the width of the die set. Start with one of these...Bob
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Ray, I have no positive help but I think it might be a good idea to read this thread.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:08 PM
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What gauge metal are you looking to shear?
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The business part of this http://www.medfordtools.com/metalpro.htmls iron worker used to be available separately from Northern Hydraulics to be used in a shop press. I don't know if they still sell it separately but we have one at work and it's not a bad little machine. If I ever get the time I'd like to reverse engineer one for my shop.
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I think you missed the target on your link, Mac.
Did you mean the ironworker page?
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Thanks Cutter, I guess I had too many windows open. This http://www.medfordtools.com/metalpro.html is actually the page I wanted a link to.
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What gauge metal are you looking to shear?
I would like to do up to .125 mild steel but in reality 16 Ga.would be great the widht of material would be about 18 inches +-

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Old 03-02-2011, 08:34 AM
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Look for a Beverly shear. Your not limited in length and you can shear in radius. http://www.lowbucktools.com/beverly.html I have a b-2 beverly and it works great.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:27 AM
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For sheet metal HF has some of these. http://www.harborfreight.com/30-inch...roll-5907.html I have never used them, can't say anything about the quality or anything, just remembered seeing them.
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