We recently upgraded to an older 10' mechanical shear and I've got some questions:
1. In regards to blade rake, does it matter which side of the machine I mount the squaring arm?
2. It has a manually operated back gauge but I'd like to find more info on retrofitting a power front operated back gauge. Looks like I can hire companies but I suspect they'll charge more than I paid for the whole machine. Are there kits or advice on a diy job?
3. I'd like a new, longer squaring arm. Seems difficult to find just the arm for sale though. Thoughts on where to source this? I suppose I could fab one but would be nice to have a machined piece with the t-slot
Thanks in advance!