8ins Bench Shear/Bender

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8ins Bench Shear/Bender

Postby micknich2003 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:22 pm

I have just acquired an 8ins "Shear/Brake, a great aid and time saver when scratch building. The tool is ideal for accurately cutting tinplate, brass or nickel silver sheet up to 20thou/0.5mm thickness. Obviously, it will take me a few days to become acquainted with it but I can already see its potential, and if nothing else it will save me a small fortune in purchasing the various grades of Piercing Saw Blades. I obtained mine from Arc Euro Trade of Syston near Leicester. See their website http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk apart from the Shear plenty of other "Goodies" of use to the scratch/kit builder.
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Re: 8ins Bench Shear/Bender

Postby Richard Oldfield » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:33 pm

Hi Mick,

Looks very interesting and at £145 may not be cheap but would earn its keep in time saved if it proves good.

We've got a set of 'Hold & Folds' available for bending etched components. For cutting thin sheet I have either used hand-held shears (not really recommended because of the bending that results) or made a deep score with a scrawker until the piece can be separated before cleaning up the resultant edges with a decent file (not all that easy to be accurate).

Is it possible for you to take an image of the edge you get when using the shear action on a piece of brass?

Cheers,

Richard
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Re: 8ins Bench Shear/Bender

Postby Davidb » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:48 pm

A couple more bending / cutting brakes made by Sieg. See:
http://www.axminster.co.uk/page/find/?name=Sieg%20miniature&page=1

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Re: 8ins Bench Shear/Bender

Postby micknich2003 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:25 pm

Richard Oldfield wrote:Hi Mick,

Is it possible for you to take an image of the edge you get when using the shear action on a piece of brass?

Cheers,

Richard
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