Shear – 5′

Kloeckner Metals carries 5′ 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 5' shear?


    A 5′ shear is a type of shear machine used in the metals industry that is capable of cutting metal sheets up to 5 feet (60 inches) in length. A shear machine is a metalworking tool that 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 5′ 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 5′ shear machine is considered a smaller machine and is often used for cutting smaller sheets of metal in manufacturing operations that require precision cutting with a high degree of accuracy.

  • What are the benefits of a 5' shear?


    The benefits of a 5′ shear in the metalworking industry include:

    1. Precision cutting: Shear machines are known for their ability to make precise cuts with a high degree of accuracy. A 5′ shear machine is no exception and can be used to create precise parts and components for various applications.
    2. Versatility: Shear machines are versatile and can cut a variety of metals, including steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless steel. This makes them useful in a range of industries, from manufacturing to construction.
    3. Cost-effective: A 5′ shear machine is typically less expensive than larger shear machines, making it an ideal option for smaller manufacturing operations with a lower budget.
    4. Space-saving: Shear machines take up less space than other metal cutting machines, such as plasma cutters or laser cutters, making them a good choice for manufacturing facilities with limited space.
    5. Quick setup time: Shear machines can be set up quickly, which means that they can be used for both high-volume and small-batch production runs.

    Overall, it can provide manufacturers with an efficient and cost-effective way to cut metal sheets to the required size and shape. The machine is versatile, easy to use, and requires minimal maintenance, making it an ideal option for small and medium-sized manufacturing operations.

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