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.
Alligator shears, introduced in the 1920's, use mechanical pressure, somewhat like a pair of scissors, to cut scrap.
(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.
"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.
Sweed Machinery Inc., Gold Hill, Ore., now has alligator shears available in many models to for its scrap processing customers.
The company touts its Sweed/ Ramjet alligator shears as "simple to operate and easy to maintain, utilizing two adjustable blades which are designed to he reground to sustain their sharpness."
(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.