Tennsmith’s MSE Series mechanical shears utilize a low maintenance design, coupled with an array of standard features for an attractive combination of high value and solid performance. The MSE series shear is available as a 6’ x 16 gauge or 10’ x 16 gauge machine.
The MSE Series come standard with four-edge, high carbon, high chrome blades, a self-leveling hold down bar with neoprene insert, single, continuous and jog stroke cycles, motor reverse switch, precision-machined table, dual inch/metric inlaid bed scales and non-metallic gibs. The MSE Series also incorporates the unique front operated 2x-F back gauge system. This system allows the operator to move the backstop from 0 to 30 inches in approximately 2 seconds with only two rotations of the handle. Capacities of the shears are 16-gauge mild steel, 22-gauge stainless with 73 or 121 cutting lengths and speeds of 40 strokes per minute.
Tennsmith’s LM Series mechanical shears utilize a low maintenance design, coupled with an array of standard features for an attractive combination of high value and solid performance.
The LM Series shears are standard with four-edge, high carbon, high chrome top and bottom blades , independent, self-leveling hold down feet with neoprene inserts, single, continuous and jog stroke cycles, motor reverse switch, precision-machined table with hand well, dual inch/metric inlaid bed scales and non-metallic gibs.
At the heart of these durable mechanical shears is a low-maintenance design paired with features that enhance productivity in a number of ways. These include a unique 2x back gauge system, which enables operators to move the backstop from 0 to 30 inches in approximately 2 seconds. In addition, the back-gauge comes standard with a digital readout with increments of 0.001”.
There is a variety of optional equipment as well, including ten-foot squaring arm, t-slotted front support arms, t-slotted table with inlaid inch/metric scales, light beam and protractor attachments. LMS Shears make the ideal complement to the SBS Series and other folders.
Foot Squaring Shears
These shears feature triaction, high-carbon/highchromium (HCHC) steel blades. Both the upper and lower blades have a 2-degree edge relief and the lower blade has an additional 1-degree face relief for maximum material penetration with minimum effort. Triaction blades help prevent material movement while shearing, prolonging blade life.
Tennsmith shears have the most complete adjustment features of any sheet metal shear on the market. The lower shear blade is bedadjusting and the upper blade is adjustable by means of a truss bar on the cutter head. The spring-activated holddown feet clamp the work piece securely in place and are easily adjustable to compensate holding pressure for light or heavy gauge material. There is ample clearance between the holddown feet and shear blades to allow good operator vision for line-of-sight cutting. The standard, double-locking back gauge, which features embossed scales and vernier wheels for fine adjustment, gives highly accurate readings.
SK Series shear is built with the quality and high exacting standards that our customers have come to expect from our line of machinery. This model is ideal for customers interested in 10-foot shearing capacity with the affordability of manual operation.
The SK shear is equipped with a standard 2x-R, 0-24 inch, quick-moving back gauge system, 4-edge high carbon/high chromium (HCHC) blades and precision bearings.
Air & Hydraulic Shears
Tennsmith power shears combine all of the features of our foot shears with the advantage and convenience of air or hydraulic operation. Tennsmith power shears are a productive addition to any shop. The air shears utilize heavy-duty, tie rod-type pneumatic cylinders, which provide up to 40 strokes per minute in capacity materials.
A foot-operated air valve control, pressure regulator, air gauge, oiler/condenser cups and neoprene, padded holddown feet are standard features. We recommend a maximum air supply of 75 psi for operating these shears at rated capacity. Where air supply pressures exceed 75 psi, an in-line regulator is helpful to provide pressure control.
The model 52H cycles at 45 strokes a minute, thanks to its first class hydraulic system. The hydraulic unit is of a low maintenance design featuring a solenoid actuated valve, 2-hp electric motor, self-contained pump in tank with pressure gauge, check valve and industrial quality cylinders. The motor is protected by a magnetic starter.
Other electrical safety features include a low voltage on/off switch; low voltage, shrouded, electric foot switch; step-down transformer with low voltage circuit fuse; fully enclosed electrical box; and insulated reinforced conduit for all wiring. Models 36A and 52A are ideal ways to enhance shearing productivity with minimal investment.
All shears are standard, equipped with highcarbon/high-chromium (HCHC) blades. Standard equipment includes back gauge, front extension arms with stop, bevel gauge, graduated side gauges, foot control and neoprene padded holddown feet.
Model 52A 52H