View Full Version : Beverly Shears
12-09-2004, 02:36 PM
Are they really worth the money. I know several companies that make shears like the Beverly. Are their any differences beside the names?
If harbor freight made a 1 ton pickup truck, and sold it for $5000, would it be the same as the F350?
Beverly shears are real tools, made from real steel, and they last a long time. I have seen em at auction, 30 years old, and still worth buying. A B-3 costs a grand, but it will cut 3/16" plate all day long for 20 years.
A harbor freight shear is made by somebody who saw a picture of a beverly shear once. The casting, metallurgy, and materials all suck. It costs a hundred bucks. They dont even say what thickness it will cut.
But go ahead, buy a harbor freight tool- and when it breaks, buy another one. Me, I save my money and get real tools, because I figure I am in this for the long haul.
There is another type of shear you could look at- its blades are two circles- I have one that will cut 14 ga or so, I think it cost about $250. I think I got it from Ron Fournier at Fournierenterprises.com. It will cut freehand shapes like a beverly shear will. It leaves a mark on the off cut piece, however.
12-10-2004, 10:59 AM
the way that the b.s. operates is so damn smooth....the handle and the gearing inside make it a pleasure to use.......check out ebay...or go with a b1 or b2 the b3 is a bank breaker !
and dont buy it from eastwood!
12-10-2004, 12:56 PM
Thanks all. I sure do like those Beverly shears.
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