1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Road Grader Shop Shears"I built this hydraulic metal-cutting shears using two 3-ft. sections of cutting edge from a road grader blade. A 4 by 8-in. two-way hydraulic cylinder provides the cutting power, fastened to one end of the blade. I plug it in to tractor hydraulics but it could easily be powered with a small hydraulic pump.
"A screw-down holder keeps metal in place while making the cut. It'll handle 36-in. wide, 1/8-in. thick sheet metal and can cut up to 3/8-in. thick metal 6 in. wide if placed at the lower end of the blade.
"The hydraulic shears has wheels under it so I can roll it out of the way when not in use."
Contact: FARM SLOW Followup, James H. Miller, Box 16, Rt. 1, Arena, N. Dak. 58412 (ph 701943-2648).
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