alligator shears

alligator shears

[′al·ə‚gād·ər ‚shirz]
(engineering)
A cutting tool with a fixed lower blade and a movable upper blade (shearing arm) that moves in an arc around a fulcrum pin; used mainly for shearing applications that do not require great accuracy.

alligator shears, lever shears

Wide-jawed shears, resembling the jaws of an alligator, used to cut sheets of metal; operated by a foot lever.
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Torch-cutters and smaller alligator shears were commonly deployed at that time.
Although torch-cutters and alligator shears can still be found in scrap yards, when a company sets up a ferrous scrap operation with the intention of handling a healthy amount of scrap, either a baler, a shear or a combination unit is soon on the job.
Builder of equipment for recycling nonferrous metal, specializing in American made alligator shears, wire strippers and wire chopping lines and scrap cutters.
Guillotine shears, first introduced in the late 1950's, use hydraulic pressure to operate the cutting blades, and can process heavier grades of scrap than can alligator shears.
31) Even in 1974, prices of scrap processing machinery were relatively high, with alligator shears costing between $8,000 to $35,000; guillotine shears between $60,000 and $1,600,000; and shredders, $400,000 to $4,000,000.
For example, Russia does not manufacture alligator shears and scrap shearing machines.
In those days, all that was needed was a cutting torch, some alligator shears and something to move the material with," Tenenbaum says of the company's mid-1970s operations.
Rigby Industries designs and makes equipment that includes wire stripping and processing equipment, alligator shears, balers and custom systems.
now has alligator shears available in many models to for its scrap processing customers.
Strip-Tec), Fort Worth, Texas, has recently ordered its second container load of alligator shears manufactured by J.
It also offers repair services for alligator shears, balers, sorting systems and other equipment.
McIntyre Machinery, a United Kingdom-based maker of hydraulic alligator shears, has announced the appointment of Recycling Equipment Corp.