Shear – 12′

Kloeckner Metals carries 12′ shears throughout our North American network of 40+ branches for the precise cutting of steel & aluminum.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a 12' shear?


    A 12′ shear in the metals industry refers to a shear machine that can cut metal sheets up to 12 feet in length. This means that the shear machine has a maximum cutting capacity of 12 feet, which is equivalent to 144 inches or 3.66 meters.

    A shear machine is a metalworking tool that is designed to cut sheet metal, plate, or bar stock to a desired length or shape. The machine uses a straight blade or shear to apply a shearing force to the metal, causing it to deform and eventually fracture along the cut line. The blade is typically mounted on a machine, such as a hydraulic or mechanical shear, and is designed to cut through the metal with high precision and accuracy.

    A 12′ shear machine is commonly used in the manufacturing industry to create precision parts and components for a wide range of applications. It is capable of cutting various types of metals, including carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, into specific shapes and sizes.

    The size and cutting capacity of the shear machine will depend on the specific requirements of the manufacturing process. A 12′ shear machine is a relatively large machine that is designed for cutting large sheets of metal, making it ideal for heavy-duty metalworking applications in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and aerospace.

  • What types of metals are cut by 12' shears?


    Shears are versatile metalworking machines that are capable of cutting various types of metals. The types of metal that can be cut by shears include:

    1. Plate metal: Large metal plates can be cut to size with shears. Plate metal is commonly used in construction, manufacturing, and other heavy-duty applications.
    2. Sheet metal: Thin sheets of metal, such as aluminum or steel, can be easily cut with shears to create precise shapes and sizes. Sheet metal is used in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, and electronics.
    3. Bar stock: Solid metal bars, such as round or square bars, can be cut with shears to create precision parts. Bar stock is used in many industries, including construction, manufacturing, and automotive.
    4. Pipes and tubes: Metal pipes and tubes can be cut with shears to create custom shapes and sizes, such as for use in the oil and gas industry or for piping systems in buildings.
    5. Channels and angles: Metal channels and angles can be cut with shears to create custom shapes and sizes. These metal forms are often used in construction, manufacturing, and other industrial applications.
    6. Beams: Heavy metal beams, such as those used in building construction, can be cut with shears to create precise cuts and angles.

    The specific type of metal and its form will determine the type of shear used, as well as the blade size, cutting speed, and other parameters required for a successful cut.

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