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Netpackrat wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:00 pm Got them unloaded out at AlaskaTRX's hangar today. Cleaned up the shear a little; she cuts nice.
I'll tell you right now, using a jump shear is fine for the occasional cut, but using them constantly gets old fast.
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hah, power shear...

Circa 1998 or so friend (and supplier at the time) was head of engineering in a pwb fab we used. He was out on the floor doing a safety demo at the power shear used for cutting copper clad laminate panels. As he said "don't put your fingers in here..." He activiated it and nipped the tip of his pinky off.
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HTRN wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:29 am
Netpackrat wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:00 pm Got them unloaded out at AlaskaTRX's hangar today. Cleaned up the shear a little; she cuts nice.
I'll tell you right now, using a jump shear is fine for the occasional cut,
You basically just described use of the shear in aircraft sheet metal repair.

Cool thing is it came with apparently all the attachments which you don’t usually see because nobody in aircraft maintenance uses them so they get lost. There are 2 t-slot extensions that bolt on the front, and 2 round bars that can be installed to stick out the back. We have both of those for our Tennsmith shear at work, but the safety nazis took them off because they think people are going to walk into them. The extensions on the front are fairly self explanatory (more support for large material), but I always wondered what the round bars that go on the back were used for. My shear came with a pair of depth stops that go on them.

It's rare that you would need to make a lot of repetitive cuts with the foot shear in aircraft maintenance, and in aircraft production you would be using a power shear. So the depth stops wouldn't be terribly useful which I am sure is why I have never seen any before now. Given that the brake and the shear were initially used in a hangar up at Prudhoe Bay and then later shipped back down here, it's a minor miracle the attachments didn't get separated from it at some point.
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blackeagle603 wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:58 am hah, power shear...

Circa 1998 or so friend (and supplier at the time) was head of engineering in a pwb fab we used. He was out on the floor doing a safety demo at the power shear used for cutting copper clad laminate panels. As he said "don't put your fingers in here..." He activiated it and nipped the tip of his pinky off.
Yeah but did he not make his point?
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blackeagle603 wrote: Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:58 am hah, power shear...
It isn't - it's called a "jump shear" because you step down on it to shear. Takes a fair bit of effort to do so, especially if you're scrawny.

My buddy had a similar sized hydraulic power shear for sale until recently(I think he sold it) for like 4 grand.
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Yes, I can see (saw) that is a jump shear. Well acquainted with them -- and still have all my digits complete inspite of stupid High School Metal shop tricks and Airframe shop shenanigans. :)

Went to power shear story from HTRN's comment about jump shear being fine for the occasional cut.
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So I just saw something interesting on r/gunmemes.

https://www.reddit.com/r/GunMemes/comme ... k_gun_buy/

Somebody reportedly made 21 grand at a NY gunbuyback...

Not with zipguns, or slamfire shotguns....

That wasn't crazy enough.

No the gigachad showed up with a ziplock bag of 3d printed autosears. :shock:

He must clank when he walks, because the dude has balls of iridium.

Edit: apparently, he had conspirators, and the three of them took the buyback for a total of $45,000..

https://www.ar15.com/forums/General/Guy ... 5-2586599/
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HTRN, I would tell you that you are an evil fucker, but you probably get that a lot ~ Netpackrat

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