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    60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Hereís something I just had to share. Due to nothing but sheer luck, this morning I was able to save this electric shear from the scrappers.

    It hadnít been used in years and a local marine fabrication shop needed the space, pushed it outside and scheduled the scrap truck to pick up the next day.

    So ... $300 CA dollars later ($224.28 usd) and under an hour round trip, I had it home.

    Nice overall shape for a 48 year old Made in China machine. Blade has no nicks but needs sharpening.

    60 inch width of cut.

    3/16Ē aluminum, 1/8Ē SS capacity

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    Last edited by Lis2323; 07-28-2020 at 07:41 PM.
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    great deal. congrats.

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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by filetobeef View Post
    great deal. congrats.
    Thank you, filet!
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    I like the "no cutting flat bar" sign... must be for that guy who uses wiss snips to cut wire.

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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by Weldalittle View Post
    I like the "no cutting flat bar" sign... must be for that guy who uses wiss snips to cut wire.
    Or the moron who uses a transfer punch as a drift.
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Congrats Terry.

    Do the blades flip over? At least on my stomp shear, they flip over so it may be that yours can flip over and that side may be in good shape or better shape.
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Nice score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Congrats Terry.

    Do the blades flip over? At least on my stomp shear, they flip over so it may be that yours can flip over and that side may be in good shape or better shape.
    I havenít had a chance to look yet Pat. I assume they do flip.
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    60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by walker View Post
    Nice score!
    Thanks walker!
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by Weldalittle View Post
    I like the "no cutting flat bar" sign... must be for that guy who uses wiss snips to cut wire.
    Or the retard that cuts rebar in an ironworker flat bar shear. That one was sprung so far out of alignment it was basically junk, they also had a 10' hydraulic 3/8" plate shear that had so many chunks out of the blades it couldn't cut an 8' sheet of 10 gauge. If I owned that equipment I would have shot the knuckle dragging, mouth breathing dips**ts that treated that stuff like that. Management just kept buying new stuff for the baboons... Pathetic.

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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Really nice score
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Looks like your first project is making a belt guard. Do you know if there are any problems with it?

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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    The foreman said the shear was in working order but ďin need of maintenanceĒ and it sat unused because the owner was too cheap to address it.

    Iím quite certain they had a bigger newer one in their shop.


    It came with the belt guard. Doesnít even require body work.

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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    get your story straight for when the cops show up. that was a steal!
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Heh heh. They loaded it for me too.

    I didnít even have to drop my forklift off the truck.
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    So sweet! Congratulations on the steel of the year!

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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Thanks V. Iím kind of embarrassed though. I just had a thought and double checked. When I first unloaded it, I measured the bed width which is 60Ē but the width of cut is actually 52Ē.
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Well that's it, haul it off for scrap.

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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    Well that's it, haul it off for scrap.
    Too traumatic. The poor shear was saved from the scrapper just last week.

    Iím getting soft in my old age. It can stay....
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Too traumatic. The poor shear was saved from the scrapper just last week.

    I’m getting soft in my old age. It can stay....
    You know.... they have pills for that LOL!!!!

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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Thanks V. I’m kind of embarrassed though. I just had a thought and double checked. When I first unloaded it, I measured the bed width which is 60” but the width of cut is actually 52”.
    In that case, I will give you $350 in Canadian for it since it didn't live up to its advertising. You make a quick profit of $50 and clear up space for a real 60" machine.
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    You know.... they have pills for that LOL!!!!
    Yours are BLUE, right ??
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Yours are BLUE, right ??
    Miller pills!!! BIG blue

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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    In that case, I will give you $350 in Canadian for it since it didn't live up to its advertising. You make a quick profit of $50 and clear up space for a real 60" machine.
    Gotta love this forum. Good friends looking out for each other and always willing to help out!

    Thanks for the offer Pat, but Iím good.
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    Re: 60 INCH Mechanical Shear

    I might not get around to setting up the shear until the winter but I thought I should take advantage of the good weather to degrease and wash the underside.


    I scoured the surface rust off a spot on the blade and it is indeed flippable. There is at least one good edge available for sure so that is good news.

    With a little bit of luck it will only require cleaning and set up.
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